December 29, 1944
Sarah, My Beloved Darling:
This time a year ago tonight I was winging my way toward Chicago. So much has happened since that time. And as I have said before, each one of the months of our separation seem like a year.
Today I had another nice flight in one of our finest airplanes. For about two hours we were in very rough weather and part of them did get air sick, but fortunately I didn’t. You will be interested to know I am on the island of Oahu and will report to my new outfit tomorrow sometime. We arrived here too late today for me to report to my new assignment. As soon as I know my new address I will get a letter off to you, for I am anxious for those back letters to start coming in. I wish I could let you know how much your letters mean to me.
I came to Carl Anderson’s quarters and found him in so I am going to stay with him all night. He has a folding cot so I will sleep on it. It is so good to see him again, it means so much to have fellowship with a real christian officer. His kind are few and far between.
Before leaving down there early this morning, I had the joy of receiving four letters from you. They were for December 12th, 13th, 14th and 17th (afternoon letter). As you will note, I am missing your letters of December 15th, 16th and 17th evening.
Darling, I read those letters over three times already and I’ll probably read them many more before I get any more letters from you. I was so happy over the news about the Chief’s stand that I couldn’t keep the tears back, for I didn’t start reading your letters until we were in flight.
Darling, it is so very late and I’m tired and must get up early, so I will close for tonight and try to write you a better letter tomorrow evening. God bless you Dearest, I love you more than words can ever tell. It certainly means everything to have a good Christian wife like you, Dearest. Be sure to give the folks my love.
I am forever just yours in the love of
Christ our Blessed Lord and Savior,