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30 October 1944

In France

My most precious darling,

Well, we’re on the move again and this time we’re getting back with the outfit again.

The temporary detail proved a lot of fun and it gave me the opportunity to see a lot of France.

The weather here is damp & cold with no snow as yet. According to the “Stars and Stripes”--A.F.F. paper, snow has already fallen in New York City. I’ll bet the weather is turning bad in Cleveland, too.

I have not received any mail since those 4 letters I received 2 days after we hit England. However, since we are returning to the outfit we may have some mail waiting for us.

Most of my stationary [sic] is weather-beaten so if the letter arrives pretty soggy, please excuse, my darling.

Sweetheart, France has much appeal to me (no, not the mademoiselles, either) but the people in general. I feel very much at ease in this country and get along admirably with the language.

I’ve hunted all over here to get you Chanel No. 5 but it is not to be had in this section. The Germans probably liked it very much, too, the dogs.

It’s funny darling, but I’ve acclimated myself to a way of life here. Most of the day I’m actively engaged in activity, and when I roll into my bed roll I feel I have you with me. Your warm delicious self next to me.

We’ve gotten hold of some cots and it makes it pleasant sleeping in tents when you have a cot.

Our food is good here, plenty to eat, although sometimes we have to hit our “iron rations”--that is, canned rations.

My only hope is that you have been receiving my mail and not subject to those anxious moments I’ve had.

My fonest [sic] regards to all, sweetheart, and my all [?] to you previous.

Forever & ever,


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