Pvt. J.R. Garner, 20343522
Camp Edwards, Mass
Mrs. S.Wade Garner
2425 Calverton Heights Ave
Maryland April 3, 1945 12:00 Noon
Your second letter has just reached me & I feel compelled to answer it immediately. I wish to state right here & now, that the Red Cross happens to be in my opinion the biggest bunch of first class liars & graftus in existence & they are bearing that out.
My letter of Friday was the first correspondence I've even attempted with you since as you say, July 3, 43. As for forgiveness in my opinion I've not done anything to be forgiven for. I'd greatly appreciate it if you & dad would keep strictly out of this affair now. After all I am about 32 years old now & if I am not capable of managing my own affairs by this time in life I'll never be. Please don't waste any time on worry over me. I've no need or desire for any outside interference or assistance at present & don't anticipate any in the future. Regarding the letter you have addressed to me from 43 I'd rather not have it at the present time.
I don't mean for this letter to sound nasty or smart so please don't take it that way. It does I believe express exactly how I feel'