Camp Polk, Louisiana
Dec. 3, 1943
Darling Mark –
Hello Sweetheart ! !
I certainly have gotten a lot of mail from you the past 2 days. Yesterday, just as we were getting ready to leave the motor pool for our problem they gave out the mail & I got 2 cards and 2 letters from you, that you had mailed to my old outfit. Tonite when we came in was another letter & card on my bunk.
We didn’t get in till 9 P.M. – I’ve just finished eating chow.
Honey – now I didn’t break my arm! I can only remember the 2 days we were in the field last week that I didn’t write. Honey – I write every day I can & I’ll try & write every day without fail – letter or no letter from you. Honey – I miss not getting a letter from you every day too. I always look forward for your letter on my bunk at the end of the day. It makes it a lot happier. Honey – I miss you a lot more too; if I don’t get a letter from you every day.
From now on honey – I’ll try my darndest to write you every day & maybe twice.
You said you were going to a dinner tomorrow nite & probably wouldn’t get to write. I’ll write anyway to make up for what I’m behind.
It rained all last nite – so the Sarge & I put the top on the jeep and slept inside. It was cramped & not very restful, but we kept dry. Today it was sure muddy – that jeep looked like a big gob of mud. I guess I’ll be all day cleaning it tomorrow.
Honey – every time I look at your picture – I miss you worse & love you more! It’s sure a darling. Got any more?
I haven’t heard from Lu. & Cec yet – but I guess I will in time.
I didn’t do any work on this problem but drive, but we sure put in the hours - & we don’t get double-time unless it’s double-time-work!
Well – honey I guess I’ll close for tonite & get a little sleep.
Honey – I love you & miss you more every day! I’ll write tomorrow again.
Goodnite now, honey! X O X
XOXOX All My Love xox Johnny
Hear about the first-nighter who looked at a particularly hefty chorus girl in one of the musicals & mused, “Hmmm, all that meat and only two ‘points’!” Get it?