[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. 22, 1944
Well Darling just a few more lines to let you know that I am still alive. I am thinking of you a lot. I am sorry Darling that I can not get up there to be [with] you my dearest on Christmas but I will be there a few days after if nothing happens. If I am not there Darling I will be looking all over England for a place for Mrs. Cole to live.
I received two letters from you yesterday but Darling I missed out on letters today. I received a letter from Kenney today and he wanted to know how we were getting along. He also sent me some Jap money. I will let you see it when I come up.
Darling I have received every letter you wrote up to the 14th of this month. So far Dearest I have only missed one day writing to you since I have been here, and Darling I will do my best to write every day. I know what your letters mean to me. Your letters only take six or seven days to get here.
Mary Dearest every thing I have told you so far has been the truth. I haven’t been out of this place since I got here, and not even a day off so far Darling. I only wish that you were here for I do need you an awful lot for you are the only one in this world that means so much to me. Darling I would give any thing to have you here with me when I get my three day pass, so I could be with you all the time.
Darling you could not be punished for any thing. There is nothing in this world that you do that is wrong, and I love you so much, and Mary dearest please don’t do like you said for I want your hair just as it is for I think it is beautiful.
Mary tell Jimmy to have his train running good when I get there. I might have some sweets for him when I see him, and listen dopey, you are not to take it away from him like you used to. Do you remember?
Well Darling I will have to close now. Answer soon.
Your Loving husband
PS. Here are a few clipping out of the Stars and Stripes.