Desert Training Center, California
Sept. 8, 1943
Hello Sweetheart! ! !
I just got your letter half-hour ago. I’m going to try & answer now – but doubt if I have time. We’re moving out at 6:30. I have to open this radio in 15 min.
I didn’t do a thing today – just sat around all morning & afternoon playing cards – nobody caught us either.
And what makes you think I’m interested in the Follies?? Who’s kidding now.
I wish I could have been there with you & Lu & Cec. I’m living just for the day to be together again.
I’ve got the radio on now & will probably be interrupted every 2 minutes.
Observation school was boring, we go out on a high mt. & set up a radio & then report back to our co. the activities of the enemy. We’re what’s called the “eyes” of the Army. I’m thru with that now – till further notice & go back to navigating.
Honey I’m going to have to close – this radio is really getting busy & we’re moving out shortly. I’d better send this letter as is no telling when I’ll get to write again. Excuse the pencil & messy paper, it can’t be helped here. This pencil has no eraser either.
Here we go.
Bye now. Write soon.
All My Love Johnny