Oct. 8, 1943
Hello Sweetheart ! ! !
I got your letter this afternoon. I just came back from a ballgame at Needles. The 89th was playing the 16th F.A. They beat us 2-1.
We’ve got formal retreat tonite, so I’m writing this now – by the time that’s over & we eat chow it’ll be too dark to write.
We’re still eating “C” rations out here & very seldom it’s good. Half the time I don’t eat. Between that & the heat I’ve lost 20 lbs. already. You seem to be doing alright tho (heavy).
I guess the Paratroops are out now since the Div. has been reorganized. I could have went – but I wouldn’t have got a furlough & I don’t want to go that bad. I’ll probably get a furlough sometime in Nov.
About 40 of us are leaving here Mon. or Tues. & going to Camp Barkley, Texas to pick up some vehicles & drive them to Camp Polk, La.
Well we’re getting ready to fall out so I’d better close now. Notice my new address on the back. Bye now. Write Soon.
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All My Love Johnny
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