Yong Dung Po, Korea
1 August 1946
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
It is almost so dark I cannot see to write this letter but I want to get it off to you before it is completely dark. This letter may be short but I do want to tell you briefly of the event this day. Early this morning we had roll call and immediately after that I started to hitchhike out to the 29th. I made pretty good connections and arrived there about 10:30.
My purpose in going out to the hospital was to pick up my pay for July. As you know, our pay was increased beginning with the first of July. As a result, my pay was increased by $30. I received $163.25 yesterday. They paid yesterday but I couldn’t be there on account of reporting here. However, Lt. Eady very kindly saved my pay until I could get out there today. And then I was most thankful to receive three more of your blessed letters, they were for July 20th, 21st, and 22nd. I’ve read them several times and they helped me so very much. I’m so very glad you were able to go up to the Dunes for a rest. From what you said in your letters, it must be very nice and I assure you it did make me very much lonesome for a good rest with you up there.
When I opened your letters of July 22nd I had so hoped that you would find out something for sure about the situation at Northern, but I’m afraid I’ll make the whole journey back to the USA not knowing for sure the situation. I sent you the cable on July 29th, so I’m hoping you received it by the 30th which will mean you will discontinue to write to me over here. So, unless you go to Chicago between the 22nd and 30th and find out something for sure, I’ll have to sweat it out all the way back to the States. I’ve been doing it this so long I suppose I can sweat it out until I arrive home. This uncertainty is very trying at times.
Darling, I guess it must be the let down because the last two days I’ve been very tired and have slept a great deal. I must quit now for it is so dark I cannot see any more. God bless you and the folks in all things.
Yours alone in all things through the love of Christ Jesus,