[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 26 March 1944 at 2 p.m.]
March 19 – 44.
Dear Ralph –
It’s Sunday night over here so I’ll answer your letter while it’s fairly quiet around the barracks. Tomorrow night I’m going to town with some of the boys for dinner and a show. I like to keep caught up with my mail because you never know how soon some more will come in. Gee I could hardly make out this last letter of yours. The writing was pretty heavy and the whole page was photographed dark. How do mine come out? So they are clamping down on deferments are they? My older brother is afraid he may be called up any time. He is in #A and has 3 children so I don’t look for him to get it right away. Nothing new from over here, except that I heard from Harry Teason the other day. He’s still over here and says that Don is probably back home by now. I see where the first and second battalions just got home a while ago after 23 months overseas. Nice future for us huh? So long for now.