Letter Home – May 12, 1944

19440512-Lscan-600Dear Mother & Dad,

The weather has taken a change for the better today. It’s really swell out. It has been cool and windy as could be. It hasn’t rained for some time now and the dust is terrible.

Well I had a big mail call the last two days. It seems as though everyone writes me a letter. I received 24 letters and cards and three packages from you, dad, Gee, and a pencil from Mildred & Claud. Also a couple of days ago I had a package from Rita. I got quite a kick out of her package as she sent me some spam, Ha ha. If she only knew how we love spam over here, but she didn’t know. Same way a lot of fellows get shoe polish kits and neckties. That’s something a combat soldier never sees or uses. I would know how to act back in garrison again.

Boy I will have enough candy to last me a month now. Thanks a lot for all of it. I guess I might just as well ask for some more hot tamales & pop corn.

I’m enclosing my campaign ribbons and my good conduct medal ribbon. I’ll probably lose them over here so it’s best I send them home. We haven’t been issued the battle stars for our campaign ribbon but if & when we do get them I’ll send them home and you can put them on the ribbon and for me. Guess that’s all for now. Good by

Your Son,

I’ll put the stars on the ribbons myself and then send it.

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