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Dear Ralph: 1 March 1944

October 8th, 2011 · No Comments

[V-mail addressed to Ralph N., Richmond, California.  Return addressed to E.R.G., C.M. 3/C, 55th Battalion, Company D, Platoon 4, c/o FPO San Francisco, California. Envelope postmarked 7 March 1944 at 10 p.m.]

March 1 – 44

Hi ya Ralph –

Got your V-mail a few days ago so reckon it’s about high time I was answering it.  We never know how much mail is coming in so I hate to get too far behind on my answers.  One of these nights I must write to an Army nurse I met on Xmas day and had my picture taken with.  I understand they would like copies of the pictures so that’s a good excuse for writing.  They live (in peacetime) just south of S.F. so who knows what may work out from it.  Thanks for the news on my post-war chances of surviving.  We don’t get much late dope on those things.  Glad to hear I’ll have a fighting chance anyway.  Fact is, I even wouldn’t mind getting on as a crew member on one of your new Victory ships.  Sea life appeals to me quite a bit.  Hard to tell though, this far ahead of time.  Watch out for those female welders and chippers, if any!

So long
Bud.

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