October 7, 1944
Capt. Edgar A. Dorner
Chaplain, 159th Ord. Bn.
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Since talking with you on Wednesday of this week, I believe I would much prefer bringing my girls to your Chapel on Sunday night rather than to the Service Club on Saturday night as we had tentatively planned. We would like to come Sunday, October 15th, if it is satisfactory with you, and get there early enough to show the girls some of the Post and have something to eat at the Service Club before the Chapel program.
You preside at this service, I presume, and if you would like for my girls to plan some special numbers I think it can be arranged. We ahve no specially trained singers but some of them sing regularly in our Church choir.
We will be happy to bring home-made cookies and soft drinks, which I understand is the usual thing, for the social hour following the service, or we will sbring something different if you have any suggestions. For how many should we plan refreshments? And if we do bring soft brinks, will ice be provided at the Post? I do not see how we could bring it with us. I especially like your plan of having the social hour in the mess hall rather than in the Chapel.
My party--about fifteen girls and three or four married couples--will probably come in four cars, and, if that be the proper procedure, I will tell the Military Police that we are coming to the 7th Avenue Chapel and I will use your name in securing our passes. I know nothing about the Fort, but I presume we will find your Chapel. Should we eat our lunch at the Service Club before coming to see you?
I am advising Rev. Gordon of my plans to come to your Chapel on the 15th if such plans meet with your approval.
I will appreciate your writing me at once as to whether or not we can come on the above date, and also the hour of your service. I am planning to meet with the girls on Wednesday night and hope I can hear from you before that time.
Jesse G. Dorsey
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