Wednesday, March 3, 2010
July 31 -1944
Dear Mother and Dad,
I got your letters today I got two long letters from you and read them over and over many times. I had it pretty easy today drove a Capt. around and he had a 45 (*1) attached to his belt and drove all over camp. In fact I drove 30.2 miles and
Sat(urday) 11 miles. I am enjoying my job while I am here and I wish I would get stationed here. I stayed most all morning at the generals house took a sergeant out there and he really has a beautiful home. It is kinda like John Stones home and has lots of trees around the house.
The past few days it has been pretty windy here and plenty of dust.
How is the business at the store fine I hope. I got another pay day and will send more money. I made up my mind I wanted to go to Columbia Military Academy (*2) (what about it?). I will send money home every month to go on my schooling. You will get 10:00 from war dept for my over sea money and they said it would be sent this month.
I will call you as soon as I get my shipping orders. I will send an emergency call so don’t get excited. HA HA.
Tell everyone hello.
*2: "Vincit Que Se Vincit".."He Conquers Who Conquers Himself." This was the motto of the school which opened its doors in 1904, and was retired in 1979. To my knowledge, Dad never attended.