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Posting on February 6, 2018 => For those folks interested in WWII below is a letter from my dad to my mother.
April 5, 1945
Hello Darling. It’s sure a long way from home down here somewhere in the South Pacific. It’s raining a little outside and all of us are in our barracks sitting around, some playing cards, some reading, a couple of us are writing to our loved ones.
Gee, darling I miss you so very much. I’m really going to be in combat for a while. However, for me the time is flying right now. There are a few things I can do to keep busy. But when they are done, there is nothing but boredom left.
Gee honey If I could only hold you in my arms for just a moment and talk to you. I love you so very much.
I sent that little picture folder home because I have room in my passbook for all the pictures. It’s funny how close the pictures bring you to me. I lay in bed and look at them and all of you seem so close. I hope that doesn’t fade with time. I know it won’t.
We had a good flight to this place. Mach’s navigation was right on the money. We rather enjoyed the trip.
I haven’t spent any money except two dollars and fifty cents for board and food at the last place. And about a dollar and half for feed here. It sure is hard abiding by censorship regulations. We all have been making remarks of hints as to where we are.
Well, honey I don’t have any more news of any kind, so I’m going to look for souvenirs to send to you. Maybe some nylon stockings. There should be some somewhere in the world.
Goodnight my sweetest,
Your Loving Husband,
P.S. I’ll kiss you and our daughter goodnight every night.
- Kit Crumpton