Mar. 15, 1944
The telephone call to you finished about one hour ago and a partial letter written but believe it or not I tore that one in small pieces because it didn’t fit. I had written some things I wanted to tell you personally rather than in a letter.
Just now I’m on temporary duty here awaiting permanent orders and as I understand before my permanent orders start I’ll have some few days leave – at present I have no idea where the permanent orders will be but hope for something in the 9th Naval district. That is the really important question however at the moment.
I’ll find out about the red tape in the morning and will let you know as soon as possible after hearing. I’m afraid it
[page 2] might be a week or 10 days but the really important thing is that I’m back in the USA. I really didn’t mean that that was the important thing but it is a sort of a prerequisite to the important thing.
It’s hard for me to realize even now that I’m back and I keep pinching myself every now and then to see if it’s me alive and in the flesh.
I’m here at the hotel with a Dr. from Detroit and he called his wife. It took me only 20 min. to call you but his call took 40 min. Believe it or not we are two happy people – He has three boys.
I’ll keep you posted either by letter, telegram, night letter, phone, etc. so don’t worry and I’ll be seeing you and seeing you
Lots of Love
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” the really important thing is that I’m back in the USA.” “It’s hard for me to realize even now that I’m back and I keep pinching myself every now and then to see if it’s me alive and in the flesh.” This must have been so terrific! 🙂