[Letter addressed to Mrs. Harry V. C., c/o Mrs. J. W., 20 Block Street, Dundee, Scotland. Return addressed to Cpl. Harry V. C., 33428766, 1409th A.A.F. Base Unit, E.D.A.T.C. A.P.O. 741 c/o P.M., U.S. Army.]
Dec. 18, 1944
Just a few more lines, Mary Darling, to let you know that I love you more all the time. I don’t know what I will do if I do not get to see you before long.
I am well and getting along the best I can. I still have not been able to get the pouch you sent me. I have been busy all day. I am just going to take time tomorrow to get it. I hope that you have received my letters by this time. I received three from you today. They were wrote on the 9th, 10th, and 11th. I have wrote to you every day but one since I left up there.
Every thing that Betty told you is the truth, and it is a lot worse now than when he wrote.
Please Mary Dearest, don’t do like you said you was when you wrote on the ninth. It makes me feel a lot worse if that is possible after being away from my dear wife for so long. It seems like it has been months since I saw you. I haven’t been out of camp since I have been here. No days off or anything. Darling, I would not ever tell you a lie. I have not been out looking for a place or even had a chance to look yet, but sweet I will look as soon as I can get out to. I promise you. I promise you Darling I will look and I will write to you every day as long as we are a part.
Dearest are the girls in Draffins still deviling you? Did you tell her what she wanted to know? When you get asked any question like that again, tell them to get married and find out for their selves. Oh Mary Darling, I want to start that as soon as you do, and I will do all I can to make it soon.
Mary I will send you the money as soon as I get paid. Then you can buy what ever you want. Dearest why didn’t you tell me it was your Mother’s anniversary. I would of sent you some money to [have] bought her a present. I would have had to borrow it but I guess a little late will be better than not at all.
Darling I have something here now that you like. I told you about the package I got from home. Well there was twelve packs of chewing gum in it, and it is all for my own sweet darling wife. I guess you know who that is, don’t you Dopey?
Now Mary what have you been talking about in your sleep. You better tell me or I will write and ask your Mom. Do you think she would tell me? I have a good notion to write and see.
What all has Jimmy been getting into since I have been gone? I miss him a lot. Tell him I will be back to see him some time. I would like to be there when he gets to see his train. I sure bet he will have a time with it, if he is able to get to it for the two big kids that is there close, if you know who I mean and I think you do, “dopey.”
My darling I am keeping account of the kisses you are sending me, so don’t worry. I will add some onto those when I see you.
Dearest, did you hear from home or from my Brother yet? The last letter that I received after I got here from my Brother he said he moved. He said he was in the invasion of the Philippines, so I don’t know where he is now.
Mary dearest I will have to close this for now. Answer as soon as you get time.
Good-By My Dearest.
All My Love for ever
Your Loving Husband