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Monday, August 13, 2012

Our WWII Soldier's First Letter from the POW Hospital in Paris

37234941                                 Corporal John F. Jambrosic
Boulevard de hospital

August 11, 1944

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart!      How goes everything honey? Sorry I haven’t written sooner – but it was impossible to write this time. I got hit on the 19th of July – I had just received a letter from you with the picture of you in shorts & a striped sweater. I still got it. Hope you can read this – but it’s kinda hard to write laying flat on your back. I’m in a hospital right in Paris. Honey – Paris is really a grand city! I’d rather be in K.C. tho. How is everything back there?
         I’m okay and coming along fine honey – I don’t know how long I’ll have to stay in bed. We’re getting good treatment and enough to eat. We got American Red Cross food parcels yesterday & they were really alright. The Red Cross deserves a lot of credit honey!  After we’re well enough – we’ll go to a Prisoner of War camp from here. Tell Cec. & Lu. hello for me honey – I won’t be able to write them. I can only write one 1 page letter about every 8 or 9 days. I alternate between the folks & you honey. I love you & miss you honey.
Darling keep your chin up!
Tell everyone there hello for me huh? How’s Dee Dee?
I’d better close for now darling. I love you. Write soon.
All My Love Always,    Johnny

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