Three Latvian regiments, 1st, 2nd and 3rd, have been sent to the front and placed at the disposal of VI SS corps.  Those Latvian men living closest to the Latvian-Russian boarder have been declared politically untrustworthy, and therefore assigned to construction battalions away from the Russian front.

If my parents had stayed in Lielvārde on the river Daugava, if they had not relocated us 100 kilometres east to Jaunpiebalga, then maybe I would have been considered too unpredictable to fight.  Life in a construction battalion may have been easier.