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Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 8, 1943, evening

Armored Force
Camp Polk, Louisiana
Dec. 8, 1943
Wed. Eve.

(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


  1. Well it would seem Mark has gotten 'on board' with sending pictures now. I wish I had known her when she was this young and this independent and this fearless.

  2. Her brother (my Uncle Joe) said that she was full of spit and vinegar when she was younger, and that no one dared cross her! She'd really give 'em "what for". She could still be feisty, but always seemed to acquiesce to Johnny during my life time.