Art created by XIX Corps artist Henry Jay MacMillan
|Bailey Bridge, Holland, Maastricht; soldier on military |
vehicle guards bridge; trucks cross bridge in background
|Siegfried Line Conference, |
Chateau Horne, St. Trond, Belgium
|General Corlett & General Hamilton Maguire in the War Room of XIX Headquarters. Tongres, Belgium. Generals sit at table in foreground; 4 soldiers stand near "OPERATION MAP" at back of room, soldier at left on telephone|
S/ Sergent Wilbur C. Garner 33377578
G-1 Section, Hq XIX Corps
APO 270, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.
Mary W. Garner, SK2c
U.S. Naval Air Station
Minneapolis, Minnesota (6)
"Somewhere in Belgium"
12 September 1944
Good morning Sis, how are things with you these days? Well I wrote to you about four days ago so you should feel lucky at getting another letter so soon after that one.
Well, it is a beautiful day but the nights & mornings are really COLD. I thought I'd freeze the night before last. If these pup tents had heat in them it would be OK. Well it can't last forever. I should be sleeping now but I just had to catch up on my letters so this is where I started.
I received the box of hard and assorted candies that you mailed on 24 July 44 just about 3 days ago. It was really good and it kept perfectly. Thanks a lot. All the boys in the section also send their thanks. There are 5 of us in my section and we each one get a package about 1 every two weeks. For a while it was better than that but they have dropped off again for awhile.
Have you heard any more about changing your station? Well you may just as well see the States while it is gratutious. (Misspelled but I don't have a dictionary) I'd like to be stationed out West for awhile after I get back to the states.
I got a letter from Souil the other day and they seem to be keeping him rather busy. I got a letter from Jane, and Bernard is really glad to see fall come again so he can start teaching once more. I don't think his summer job turned out so well. I got a letter from Gwen the other day and she is just fine. It seems as though the navy is keeping her very busy also. Well, Sis I'll close for now and hope to hear from you soon again.
Lots of Love,
P.S. If you can get more of that candy send it along.
P.P.S.S. Ha!Ha! Don't worry about anything for me for Christmas. It would just be something else for me to carry. Just forget all about Christmas this year. We'll make up for it the following year. Then maybe Gwen will be with us too. So long P.P.P.S.S.S. Happy Birthday, I hope you get this in time. Love