c/o Mrs. L. H. Winell
Zillock Road, R.R. #1,
San Benito, Texas
Camp Chaffee, Arkansas
Sunday Evening, 14 May 1944
Your recent Easter letter should have been answered before now but I have been checking with my folks at San Benito, Texas regarding the Easter package that you mentioned you were sending.
To date, I have not as yet received the package referred to in your letter. This same thing happened at Christmas time--the package was not received. I have received other things prior to the last holidays, but the last two times the packages must have gone astray. I wrote you, as I am now, shortly after the first of the year, to advise you that I had not received the package which you so kindly sent me.
I am very sorry that I have not received your last two packages, but I do want you all to know that I appreciate, sincerely, your kindness and thoughtfullness [sic].
Things with me are about the same, and we are all looking ahead to the day when this thing will be all over, and we all get back to living again. The sooner the better. It will be that way when we get “dirty” politics out of the way and make these war workers see that strikes are not helping anyone, including themselves, and are holding up total victory. The boys in the armed forces do not like their actions at all, but you can depend on the boys in the service doing the job. What they need is cooperation with those not in the service, and they need it now!
Best regards to you all, and I send my greetings and best wishes to all.
W. E. Brahmer
‘35 [Transcription ends]