Camp Polk, Louisiana
Sunday 8. P.M.
Nov. 28, 1943
Hello Honey !
I’m really happy today! I got 2 cards from you & the letter you wrote Thanksgiving day! The cards are nice honey – but I like the letters best.
I just came from Mass. I went to communion too. We had to work till noon & then had an inspection of vehicles & had the rest of the day off. So I slept. They’re having Mass on Sunday nites too for the outfits that work on Sunday.
We might get Sunday off hereafter. I hope. I got a letter from home today too! Everything okay – Dad has a job now. I’m sending $25 a month home to save. It comes out of my pay – that’s about the only way I’d get to send it. If I sent it myself, I’d never save it.
Tomorrow we go out on the grenade range & throw live grenades. It should be fun.
Honey – I just couldn’t turn around after I left you – if I had I’d probably still be there. Honey it’s so hard to leave like that – I just had to.
Next time I come home I probably won’t have to leave.
Honey – you’re doing alright at writing a morale boosting letter. I’ve read this one 4 times & have got it in my lap now. I’m sitting on my bunk.
I think I’ll go to a show tonite & see “Thousands Cheer”. We get up at 5:00 here now.
The “kid” won’t read your letters anymore & he won’t bother me now. He went to the Air Corps.
The first chance I get I’m going to put in for Air Cadet here. If I get a chance.
Well honey I’d better write Mom a letter & get to that show – a couple of guys are saving a place in line for me.
Tell Lu & Cec hello & to write.
Goodnite now honey. Miss you an awful lot. Write soon – huh?
I’m not so blue since I’ve got this letter from you honey.
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All My Love Johnny X O XX x x x x x x x x x