[Written to Alice in Frankfort, Indiana. Return addressed: Richard, Plt. 622, R.D.M.C.B., San Diego 41, Calif. Postmarked in San Diego, Calif., on 13 June 1944 at 8:30 PM.]
June 12, 1944
I feel sure that you have my letter by now. And after tonight, I think you should stay home more than ever. I just came back from a pre-rating test in radio. I think I did fairly good on it. If I did, I should be sent to school for 10 months and come out with a rank of technical sgt. One of the many schools is in Chicago. I’ve had enough time to day-dream enough to think that I might very possibly be sent to Chi. How would that be? Pretty swell, huh? I think that if you just stay put for another 7 or 8 weeks, I’ll come to you instead of you coming to me. I wouldn’t get to see you out here anyway, so you better save that money. I’ll see you after boot-training. How’s that? OK? I hope.
I’m sorry Sweetheart but I’ve got to run now. I’ll write more as soon as possible.
Good night Sweetheart.
I love you with all my heart.
[And, on the back of the page:]
I love you.