Walt’s current worry is being thrown out of the Army after the war and being “lost.” Maybe that’s part of the reason he has stayed overseas beyond necessity.
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How are you tonight? Still a sweet and lovely young lady I’ll bet. The upper most thought in my mind at present is my getting home so that you can be my sweet and lovely young wife. I know you are now—But I mean in more then name only.
What I’m afraid of now is being kicked out of the Army when I get back. I certainly will be lost then.—My oh my!
Well Honey—Does it seem as if a year has passed since I left “Frisco.”—To me it does and it don’t—The months themselves have gone by pretty fast. In fact it is amazing how fast the months change
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At the same time as I look back, I can see that quite a number of things have happened. J. J. home, Garner home, Frank gone, Regan home, Ruby with a baby, Sydney Owi, Biak, Morotai, Mindoro Luzon, New Guinea, and all that time I’ve been wishing and wishing that I could be with you. That is one hell of a lot of wishing, I suppose I’m not telling you anything new tho. Because I reckon you’ve been looking at a star now and then yourself.
Well Honey—One more campaign and I reckon I’ll be back—Wild horses won’t hold me then.
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I’ve been feeling fairly good, except the heat almost got me the last couple of days. I’m taking salt tablets now to see if I can get some strenth back. This heat really saps your strenth. Don’t worry—I’ll regain it. Ha.
You and your Dad should be able to do a good job of housekeeping with both of you at home at the same time. My, my:—
Well—For tonight Honey
I Love You
x Walt x