AUGUST 12, 1943
MY REGULAR MONTHLY LETTER TO ALL THE FELLOWS IN SERVICE HAS JUST GONE OUT, BUT THE NEWS IN IT ALL HAPPENED BEFORE YOU LEFT SO I AM NOT SENDING YOU ONE. HOWEVER, I AM ENCLOSING THE LAST ISSUE OF THE SPEEDOMETER YOU MAY FIND IT INTERESTING.
YOU ALREADY KNOW, I SUPPOSE, THAT THERE ARE TWO OTHER FELLOWS FROM HERE IN CAMP HAAN. HERE ARE THEIR ADDRESSES; YOU CAN LOOK THEM UP IS YOU LIKE.
S/SGT. ARCHIE GREATHOUSE
BTRY. A, 834TH A. A. A. � A. W BN.
PVT. EMIL L. HOUCHENS
BTRY. A, 817TH C. A. BN. (A. A.)
ARCHIE WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU, I KNOW, AND I THINK HOUCHENS WILL TOO; HE WORKED AT THE MILL BEFORE GOING INTO THE ARMY. LOOK THEM BOTH UP WHEN YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY.
THERE IS VERY LITTLE NEWS HERE NOW BUT I�LL BE SURE YOU GET MY NEXT LETTER WHEN IT GOES OUT. JUST AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO, JOE, I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AND SEND ME ONE FOR MY FAST-GROWING COLLECTION. IT NUMBERS ABOUT 125 NOW, AND I WANT TO BE SURE TO HAVE ONE OF YOU.
WELL, JOE, WHEN THE ARMY TOOK YOU THEY DECIDED TO GET YOU A LONG WAY FROM HOME RIGHT AWAY. BUT DON�T FORGET THAT WHILE YOU ARE OUT IN CALIFORNIA WISHING YOU WERE SACK IN INDIANA, THERE ARE A LOT OF CALIFORNIA BOYS OUT AT FORT KNOX WISHING AND LIVING FOR THE DAY WHEN THEY WILL. GET BACK TO CALIFORNIA. I HAVE MET A LOT OF THESE FELLOWS FROM KNOX AND KNOW THIS IS TRUE.
IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER AND YOU FELLOWS CAN ALL FIND YOURSELVES BACK HOME, LIVING IN PEACE AGAIN, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PROBLEMS THAT HAVE TO BE SETTLED BEFORE THAT TIME AND I EXPECT IT WILL TAKE THE BEST EFFORTS OF US ALL.
WELL, GOODBYE FOR NOW, JOE, AND WRITE ME WHEN YOU CAN.
JESSE G. DORSEY
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