2625 Northumberland Ave.

March 14, 1943

Hi Pal:

††††††††††††††† I know darn well you think we have forgotten you this time, but honestly we havenít. I really am sorry that I have taken so long to write you, but it had been one thing after another to keep me from writing. At the time you last wrote, Jean was working in Newport News for a week and I was doing my best to write her. Then for another week I just couldnít find time. I was pretty busy with Jean back. I was planning to write you last Sunday, but I took the pictures you see enclosed and I wanted to have them developed I before I wrote to you. Jean and I were showing a friend that I met around the University and we stopped in to see Latimer and you see what happened. Sheís a killer isnít she? The only picture taken of me was too blurred to see. You can probably see that the pictures were taken in the amphitheater. It was the first time Iíve seen Ruth since you were last here.

††††††††††††††† By the way, when is your O.C.S. over. I am just wondering when you will be home again. Boy you should really look slick with a gold bar on each shoulder. Johnny, we are really pulling for you and I know Ruth is too.

††††††††††††††† You havenít said much about the women in that part of the country. How are they there?

††††††††††††††† I just looked at your last letter which ways written on of Feb 16 and you said you had four more weeks. Well by that you should be through already. Iím waiting to hear from you.

††††††††††††††† Well, old top, even as long as it has been since I wrote you, I havenít anything else to say, so Iíll sign off. Please let us know when youíre coming. I hope the class of the letter will make up for the long time, no no write.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† So long,

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