Sept. 26, 1943
Sun nite 6:30
I received your most awaited letter. And from the way it reads looks like you were pretty much
on the go those few days.
Mother, I hope that Joe's back isn't too bad, but I do hope that it keeps him from going across.
At least I'm praying that he doesn't go.
So Phil's home again. Well mother I hope he has a good time, and as long as one of us comes
home every couple of months I know that it makes you happy and mother that is the way I want you,
always to be happy and in good health.
And mother, I don't want you to worry about the telegram I sent you tonight, at least I hope it
gets to you. I sent it in town with another boy to send for me. I'm restricted till I leave.
No, mother I'm not the only one that's leaving. There are 60 men out of each co. leaving for a new
camp. We found out that we were going to be shipped out last night when we came back from our
2 days bivouac. My buddy is leaving too so we'll still be together. (I hope).
We went down to the recreation hall this afternoon and heard a speech from the General. He
definitely told us that we were going to a new camp and not a P.O.E (Port of Embarkation) so please don't worry mother.
I've been kept pretty busy all day today packing my clothes and getting out of the supply room
all that I was missing.
Mother, don't write till you get my new address. I'm supposed to leave Thur. nite so the
following week you can expect to hear from me from my new camp. I hope that you told Rosie not to
write also mother, when you received my telegram, that is if the guy sent it for me.
So you're going to jar some peppers just for me, huh mom, well I've always liked peppers mother,
so as soon as I get settled in my new camp you can send them to me. Maybe I'll be stationed closer
or farther away, just always remember that I'll be safe and in good health mother, so please don't
worry about me because I'll be O.K.
Well Mother, I still have some things to clean up yet, so I'll close with lots of love to you
mother dear, daddy and the kids. (Please don't worry mother, I'll be O.K.)
Your loving Son,