Oct. 15, 1944
Just a few lines letting you know that I'm O.K. and that my arm is coming along O.K.
I received your most welcomed letter mother that you wrote on the 14th of Sept. and enjoyed
reading it very much.
I was very glad to hear mother that you heard from Joe. I kind of guessed mother that he was
kept pretty busy or he would of written sooner and oftener.
Mother, you asked me in your letter if I still wear glasses. No mother I don't, in fact I don't
have any to wear. The last time I wore any was way back in May on the night of the invasion when
we started the big push. That night I did a lot of running and hitting the ground and one of the
times that I went down I hit my head on a rock and broke the glasses which was the third and last
pair I broke that way. I haven't tried to get any more since then.
You also mentioned mother, about daddy painting the house. I always wished mother that when the
time came to paint the house that I could be there to do it instead of daddy doing all the work
himself. So the gray house on the corner will be my home. Well mother, I only hope and pray to
god that I'll get to see it again.
I won't ask you again mother, about the fellows that I once knew that are no more or that I'll
never see again.
So you have eleven bonds received from the gov't. for me mother. I was just thinking mother that
it was this month last year that I started getting them. Time's really passing fast. I wished
this war would end a lot faster though.
My arm is coming along O.K. mother and it doesn't even bother me any more, it's really O.K.
mother, so please don't worry about anything.
I'm getting a pretty good rest from it mother, so maybe in the long run it wasn't so bad getting
Along with your letter mother, I received one from Tony that he wrote while he was in the Port
Well mother, I'll close now with lots of love to you mother dear daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,