I finally got mail today for the first time since I left the states.
I received about 12 letters and the one you wrote on the 10th was one of them. I read yours first,
and after I read it, I didn't feel like reading the rest of them.
I'm really sorry mother, that I wasn't able to be at the Port of Embarkation to see me before I left,
but honestly mother, our whole troop movement over was really very secret.
Mother, I was shocked to hear about daddy getting hurt, and I'm hoping and praying that he
recovers real soon.
Mother, today was payday but we didn't get paid yet. I guess that we'll get paid Mon. and so when
I do, I'll send most of my pay to you because I know you'll need it since daddy can't work for
a while. I have to close now and mother please don't worry about me because I'm O.K.
God bless you mother.
Your loving Son,