A Spent Bullet: Louisiana 1941
Bruce Bennett grew up in the Merryville Junction Community . He remembers the soldiers camped all around their home. They gave away lots of food and items.
He and his brothers were walking along one day when a M-1 rifle fell off a passing truck. They grabbed it and were hoofing it home when a passing officer saw them and confiscated their prize.
His wife Melonee grew up in the community of Mora. She told of the interactions between her family and the soldiers. She warmly told of the soldiers bringing cold chocolate milk as gifts.
Her mother washed and iron clothes for the men. Pay was often items, food, or money.