Nov. 8, 1943
Mon. Nite 7:00
I'm sorry that I couldn't write sooner but we've been pretty busy lately with cleaning barracks
and clothing inspections.
I received two letters from you on Sat. and I'll ans. them right now.
Mother, in Wed. letter you told me to try and come and see you before I'm shipped. Mother,
there's no chance of coming home before I'm shipped, but the place I'm going to be shipped to may be
closer to home than I am now. When we get there I'll try my best to let you know where I am so you
come and see me but as yet I don't know if I'll get a chance to write or even be allowed to write
to you, but if I am able to write, I will and fast so you won't worry about me, mother, I'll tell
you again that there is no need to worry yourself over me because I'll be O.K. and safe wherever
We're all ready to leave but nobody knows when we'll leave yet.
I received a letter from Phil along with yours and he said the same thing about Joe as I said.
Joe's in an Occupational army and won't see action, so mother you can stop worrying about him so
Why was Tony taken out of the kitchen mother? Did he tell you why? I hope he gets back in
because this field work is no picnic, I should know, I've had enough of it.
I'll ans. your other letter now mother, it's the one you wrote on Thur.
Mother, forget about Joe seeing combat because he won't and they don't take replacements out of
Africa. I only wish that if I ever go across I go to Africa then I'll be sure of coming home safe
just like Joe will.
Mother, the reason I asked about the bond was because I heard that the gov't doesn't send them
for a good while sometimes and I thought that something could go wrong in their sending them.
It's too bad that daddy has so much money taken from his check.
Well mother, there's nothing else to say so I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear
daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,
I got a box of fudge from Rosie today. It was made by her and really good.