|Field artillery at Merkstein,
by Henry Jay MacMillan
S/Sgt 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, 6, Minnesota
"Somewhere in Germany"
31st January 1945
I received three letters from you tonight. One dated 30th Dec, one dated 4th of Jan, and one undated. These are the first I've had from you for about 2 weeks. I'm sorry to hear that you caught a cold going to Baltimore and still another returning to Minneapolis. Of course, I know it was worth the trip. I surely wish I could have gotten home for a couple days.
You know, as a G-2, which is intelligence, you couldn't pour water out of my boot. I wouldn't even let you shine them. You would probably make friends with the damn Jerries rather than trying to find your friends. You asked me if I was with 1st or 3rd. That is plain stupidity. There's only one in Holland and it ain't them.
I'm glad dad is getting that affidavit made for me. I don't need all those things that you had done. Especially the letter you are getting from the insurance company. You see after I get Dad's statement I make one merely to show that I have an income and am capable of supporting her. You don't have to show a fortune. Thanks a lot for your efforts, though.
I'm glad to hear Mothers eye is much better now. It's too bad dad has had so much trouble with his teeth. I hope those plates get more comfortable after he wears them a little.
I have not heard from Gwen since 20th of January but she was feeling fine then and I feel certain she will not have any trouble at all.
Well, Sis, I guess I'll close for tonight and hope I hear from you again soon. Take care of yourself and don't work to hard.
Loads of Love from
Gwen & Myself
P.S. Got any nuts chum? Boy that last batch I got was really good. Those were in those round containers.