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Monday, November 14, 2011

November 19, 1943

Camp Polk, Louisiana
Nov. 19, 1943

Darling Mark,
Hello Sweetheart ! !
         Well – honey I’ve had a very busy nite. I don’t know quite how to write this either.
I was called tonite to take my “overseas” physical – I passed it. I guess I leave in the morning! Pretty fast isn’t it?
One reason I was called is on account of my record firing. I’m going as a machine gunner. I think another reason is because I put in for a transfer to the Air Corps. I kinda hate to go because I’ll be leaving all the fellows I’ve been training with for a year & on the other hand I’m anxious. I was getting kinda tired of this fooling around over here anyway I’m going & there’s nothing I can do about it.
I’m going to miss you an awful hell of a lot honey – I know that.
Boy – they keep interrupting me here – turning in equipment & getting other equipment. I’m going to write Mom tonite – I hate like hell to tell her – I know she’ll damn die & I can just see the effect it’ll have on her. She always was asking me if I thought I was going across.
Honey you can keep sending mail to this address until you hear from me again to change it.
Tell Cec & Lu not to write until you hear from me again.

Well Honey this is 2 hours later. I’ve been over to personnel filling out forms.
I’ve been transferred to the 113th Cav. (Mech) which is alerted for overseas duty. We’ll probably be in a P.O. for 2 or 3 months. A lot of things can happen in that time.

Honey here it is 10:00 & now I have to go back to the supply & turn in some more equipment. It looks like I’ll be up all nite.
I’d better close for now & get these things straightened out.
I hope you’ll write often honey – gotta keep up my morale you know. And if anything would it would be a letter from you.
Goodnite now honey.
I’ll write as soon as possible & let you know more dope.
Write real soon
All My Love        Johnny
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