My Life in the Service

The diary of Levi Chapiewsky

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The End

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So that’s the end of the diary. Levi eventually made it back to Bangor, WI, and lead a long and fruitful life.  His post war years were probably just as interesting; it’s a shame that he didn’t keep another diary! He spent time running a distribution company, and even dabbled in inventing (eg. Illuminable Display Box for Photos , Insect Trap)! Levi passed away in December of 1986, at the age of 75.

If you are just stumbling across this site for the first time, you can start from the beginning, or check out the links in the side bar for more information. For the rest of you, thanks for reading and for all the help deciphering his handwriting. There are still a number of spots that I couldn’t quite figure out, so if you have any guesses please leave a comment!

Thanks again, and I hope you all enjoyed reading his diary as much as I did!

– Jared

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September 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm

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Short Break

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Since my Great Grandpa mentioned camping in Northern Wisconsin in his last entry, I figure this is the perfect time to mention that there will be a short break in entries while I go do just that! Regular entries should resume Monday, May 30th. Thanks for reading!

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May 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm

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Introduction

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This blog contains the diary of Levi Chapiewsky, my great grandfather, chronicling his time in the pacific during World War II. My goal is to post a day from his diary with my best efforts at transcription every day or so. His handwriting is a bit rough, so hopefully I can get some help from you, my readers, with any spots I can’t figure out. Hopefully together we can recover his story, so that it is not forgotten like so many others.

Thanks and Enjoy!

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January 4, 2011 at 2:57 am

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