Camp Polk, Louisiana
Dec. 31, 1943
New Years Eve.
My Darling Mark –
Hello Sweetheart ! !
I got your letter today & the wedding picture. I thought the wedding picture was nice. I’m going to send it home to the folks tomorrow.
Damn! Honey you scared me! I opened your letter & seen that – good-bye angel - & I thought you were leaving me already. Don’t ever say good-bye honey – I’m coming back to you. Honey – I’m sure there is no one else but you. I’m positive of that & I knew it long ago.
Frank is home on furlough now – he’s got till Jan. 5. I sure wish I could see the lug. I’d rather see you tho honey!
If we get this clothes & equipment job cleaned up – I might be able to get a pass next week & you could come down. I’ll wire you if I can.
All this week I’ve been driving for the officers. It’s a good go – I get out of Troop duty.
Today I took a Lt. to Alexandria about 70 miles from here & just got back at 7:00 tonite. Then he didn’t get what he went after & may have to go again tomorrow – but I hope we start earlier.
I hope you get to write after the party honey – cause that means I’ll have a letter from you tomorrow. Honey – I’m always happy when I get a letter from you (even if you give me hell in them). I hope you write very often honey.
I didn’t say I didn’t want to neck in my dreams of you. I do – but I didn’t think of it when I dreamed of you. I do but I don’t. See? Or do you? I’m talking about “necking” too!
Oh – honey – I just looked at my dog-tags & that St. Christopher medal you sent me isn’t there. I must have lost it today – I had it last nite. I hope I can find it.
I’ve got to write Mom & Cec. a letter yet tonite so I’d better close for tonite honey.
Honey – I hope I get to see you yet before I leave. Nothing would make me any happier – either.
I’m going to Mass in the morning if I get a chance.
Honey – I love you & miss you more every day.
Goodnite Darling!! I love you! Please write Soon.
All My Love Johnny
Love & Kisses honey.
I love you Darling –
I love you!