|"Bailey being constructed across Roer River/ Julich..." |
3 soldiers work on construction of bridge over Roer River, Julich, Germany
by Henry Jay MacMillan
Text: Captain Fredric E. Pamp Jr (Public Relations Officer XIX Corps 1945)
| "The Bailey bridge across the Roer Julich, Germany"|
Soldiers work on & underneath bridge
by Henry Hay 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
"Somewhere in Germany"
27 February 1945
Howdy! It's me again. Well how are things with you these days? I received the package of nuts you sent me on January 8th and a package from Mother & Dad dated 28th of January. They made fairly good time, I think.
Well I guess you are waiting for the word. Well you thought Jane had an elephant, Gwen gave birth to a baby Girl, weighing 8lb and 8oz on the 17th of February at 7:40 in the evening. It's name is Carol Ann. Both baby and Gwen are doing fine and Gwen is very happy. Can you imagine, a girl. So the Garner family is getting some young ladies in it. I wrote Mother last night but couldn't write any more than two letters so I figured I'd write the rest tonight. Everything went off just fine and no trouble at all.
Incidentally, Sis, thanks a lot for the nuts. They are really good. They certainly have nice ways of packing them. They aren't quite as broken up as they were when in one big box.
Well the weather here has been rather cloudy the last couple of days. It hasn't been very cold though so that is something to be thankful for. I haven't heard from you for a little while now. I hope that everything is OK with you. I guess Souil & Harriet are now at home for a short while. I hope they have a nice furlough because I've got a hunch it may be his last in the U.S. for awhile.
I hope not though for his sake.
Well, Sis, I guess I'll close for now and hope to hear from you soon again.
Loads of Love from Gwen and me,