December 21, 1943
Dear Mr. Dorsey;
Iím finally writing a letter that should have been much earlier but for two very good reasons; $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Scarcity on time and scarcity of something to write that would in the least interest you. I hope this will not be too boresome.
Iím getting along swell in my job. I think Iíve mentioned in a previous letter that I am working as a dental technician. I enjoy the work very much but the hours are very long and tedious. I think we average about 100 hrs. per week. I have not found time to stop and figure it out. I canít say that I mind it for if in my own small way I can do just a little more to end all of this than Iím sure that Iíll feel very proud of myself when final victory has been won. I hope you people back home can realize how much of us fellows try and do just the smallest thing to hasten victory. My part or your part may seem so small in comparison to the gigantic task ahead but add them all together and we have what I believe is something that will never give up until the world is rid of all men who wish to destroy the birthright of mankind. The most important of these I believe to be freedom.it makes me very proud and happy to know that the people on the home front are not letting us down.
When Iíll get home is a mystery to me and Iím hoping that it will be in the near future. I seem to always be at the wrong place at the wrong time when they are dishing out to leave. I can truthfully say that nothing could be more welcome than a 30 day leave with all you good people. Sometimes I lay in bed awake for hours just thinking of how nice it would be to go home and be with you for awhile but then I realize that first we must win a war and that gives me the stimulant that I need. I wish to thank everybody for all the cards and presents I have received and wish to extend my heartiest wishes for a joyous Holiday season for all of you.
Iím sending you the paper that is printed down here and I think it will give you about all the news that censorship regulations will allow to be passed on to you. I hope that it will give you some idea of life down here.
Well, I think Iíll close for this time, thanking you for the trouble you have put yourself to, in sending me the news from home and I donít think words will tell you how much I really appreciate it. Thanks a lot.
See you sometime
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