Camp Polk, Louisiana
Dec. 8, 1943
(inside envelope flap)
I Miss You
X O X All My Love
Write Soon Eye amo te X O X
My Darling Mark –
Hello Sweetheart ! !
How’s my honey?
I got another letter from you today. I’m waiting to go to Mass & thought I’d start this letter now.
Today we were neutralizing activated land mines. Our C.O. had one blow up in his face. He’s in the hospital now – he’s not hurt bad – except for his eyes & I think they’ll be alright.
We go out on a compass problem tomorrow night again – I hope I can get out of it but I doubt it.
Well honey I think I’ll go to Mass now & finish this when I get back.
I’m back again honey – did you miss me?
You asked me if I wanted anything honey – I only want you you & you!
Honey – I had a dream about you night before last – but it was good – if you know what I mean. I must have been nuts in that dream not to let you kiss me or not kissing you. I hope I never get that bad.
Honey that’s the first stick of Dentyne I’ve had since I came back to camp!
I know what disgusting weather is honey – it rains about 4 days of the week down here. Monday nite I got caught sleeping in the rain. I wouldn’t get up till I got wet tho.
You know I haven’t heard from Cec yet & I’ve written him a letter – you tell him to write right away!
We’re having an inspection Sat. & we have to send all excess clothes home. Nothing but G.I. no more – no less. I guess something is up.
I got another picture in one of your latest letters. I don’t know which one – but just keep them coming honey. Maybe I’ll have some taken in a short time too!
Honey I’m just running out of words. I could finish this page telling you how much I miss you – honey. I do miss you honey & think of you always.
I may not have time to write tomorrow nite if we leave early – but I’ll try & write during our noon chow.
I’d better stop now honey & write a letter home before lights go out.
I hope I dream of you tonite honey. Goodnite now.
Write Soon – honey.
X O X O X All My Love X X X O X
X X X X X X Johnny x o x
I miss you! Yo te amo