August 25, 1943

August 25, 1943

Dearest Sweetheart,

Imagine the let down when after our drilling this afternoon I came in to find that there was no mail from my most precious possession on this earth.  Sweetheart, I know it wasn’t your fault but it was sure hard not to be able to read a letter from my sweetheart.

They’re really loading the work on us, they have intensified our course and they expect us to do a six weeks schedule in five weeks so you can see that until September 25th, we are surely going to be busy here at Harvard. It was warm here today and it really got the best of some of the men during our drills this afternoon.  I have a lot of notes to type tonight so I will have to make this letter very short. Also we have one exam tomorrow, and then I have three rather difficult problems to work out in my course on map reading.

Darling, remember that I LOVE YOU MORE EVERY PASSING HOUR and I continually sing praises in my heart to our God for your wonderful love which finds its fountain head in the matchless love of our all together lovely Savior. It is such a joy and comfort to know that you are praying for me, and do not fail to remember that first place in my prayer list belongs to you.

With all of my love for the ages of ages,


Colossians 3:1-4                  Philippians 3rd Chapter

Give the folks my love and best Wishes.

Additional Postcard Addressed to Sarah in Chesterton, IN  c/o Johnson’s Inn:


Dearest Sweetheart,

I’m writing this to you at the Dunes but I’m sending a letter for you to Chicago. Sweetheart, I love you more all the time Darling. I hope you have a good rest while at the Dunes.

With all of my love,


One thought on “August 25, 1943

  • John Reed
    August 25, 2017, 6:39 am

    Thank you for posting the post card–it’s a real joy to see and read his beautiful cursive handwriting! I’ve always been fascinated by how artistic and flowing it is 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *