[Written to Alice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Return addressed: Richard, Ward 43, U.S.N.H., St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. Postmarked at Jamaica, N.Y., on 24 Apr 1946 at 1 P.M.]
April 23, 1946
Well, I get I know what my letters can mean to you. I’ve really been down in the dumps the last two days. I’m sorry I haven’t written before this but I was so mad and dejected I just couldn’t write. As I told you yesterday over the phone, I went down to the record office and they told me this coming Friday. Well, I went down again this morning and nothing more had been done. They made up Friday’s transfer list this afternoon. So, naturally, I missed it. Two weeks my papers have been down in the record office and still the CO hasn’t signed them. I’m beginning to wonder if I will be home for our aniversary. I’ll be there as soon as I can. I love you so much Sweetheart. You are everything to me. I was so happy about the cottage. Now I’m afraid we won’t get to use it very much. I want you so bad I can hardly stand it Sweetheart. Waiting is so hard and I’m so anxious to be with you. I love you with all my heart Sweetheart.
About the convertible Sweetheart, I’m willing to have any make and any color. I just want one and I want it when I get home. I would even take a Ford. The only condition is that it doesn’t run over $1500 or thereabouts. I hope you will be able to get that Plymouth you mentioned. Anything – just so it is a NEW car with a “roll back” top.
That’s it for to-night Sweetheart. I’ll write again tomorrow. I’m all yours. AND I’m coming home eventually. I’ll bet on that.
I love you with all my heart