Walt received a letter from J. J. DuBost, who is still in the hospital in the States for his hand injury. He’s been in for over a month and it is not doing well. Maybe Garner was correct in saying that he lost a hand and that, in the end, it couldn’t be saved.
A transcript follows the letter images.
How are you all getting along? O.K. I hope—Especially the teeth situation.
We’ve had ter
riffic rains here the last couple of nights but I think it will be clear tonight—Hope so as my sack is getting damp and will need a couple dry days before it is comfortable.
I recieved a letter from J.J. today—He’s been in a hospital at Langley, Virginia for a couple of months—His hand isn’t so good. I think he feels a little despondent especially as he can’t fly anymore—In fact he said that he is bucking
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for a Discharge.
Flying is just about the same—Not too much or too little—Just enough to keep busy.—Probably will slow up even more for a short time.—I’ve got enough time tho that I have no worries.
Think I’ll cut this short and go see Rule and Regan tonight,
So—Excuse me Honey, I’ll write more the next time—Don’t forget
I Love You
I Love You
x Walt x