Letter Home – June 18, 1944

19440618a-Lscan-600Dear Dad,

I do believe this is the first letter I have ever written to use since I have been overseas. It’s always dear Mother & Dad. Well this one is for you, and you alone. Of course you can say hello to mom for me.

Being as this is dad’s day, I had to write and tell you, that you are the best dad in the whole world. Someday we will be home together again. We won’t be able to go rabbit hunting or quail hunting together, because you are getting up an eighth, but I suppose you can still out shoot me with the rifle.

19440618b-Lscan-600You ask me once about voting. Well dad combat soldiers don’t give a damn who is in office we still have to stay here till this war is over. The noncombat troops are the ones that do all of the griping.

Boy dad is the city of Rome a beautiful place. It’s the prettiest city I’ve ever seen over seas. —— This sentence was censored ——- We had fought a long time to get to see that city, and it was worth seeing. Some of the sites were terrific. I had my camera along and took a lot of pictures.

Well pop I guess I had better bring this to a close. I had my picture taken so I will include a couple. Goodbye to you and I have been thinking of you, all day to day. I did get to go two mass for a change, and all of my prayers were for you. Goodbye again and I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Your Son,

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