January 11, 1945

January 11, 1945

Sarah, My Beloved Darling:

I’m sure I need not try to remind you of the many times I have thought of you today, for just a year ago today was the last time we saw one another. It seems like a lot more than a year ago to me. Tonight after I came back from the assault course I had a pleasant surprise of finding two envelopes from you postmarked the sixth of January. They contained your letters of December 17th, 18th and 19th  and yours of January 1st and 2nd. I missing all of your letters of December 20th to December 31st inclusive and your other letters of January 3rd, 4th and 5th. I am happy that a few arrived on our anniversary of being apart, for it did help. I shall never be completely happy though until we are able to be together again. 

Picture sent by Willis to Sarah. Field of Pineapple. January 1945.

Immediately following supper I had hoped to come to my quarters and write you and Paul and Gen a long letter but two problem cases came up, and besides, I was asked to write a report which I’ll tell you about sometime. Now it is very very late and I’ll not have enough time to write you a good letter, but I’ll try my best tomorrow night. I must try to get enough rest for tomorrow’s tasks. 

Why I was training with men under fire today, I had my assistant go to the post office and buy a money order for me for $10. Paul Vogel’s birthday is January 19th so I thought that would make a nice present from us. Perhaps he can buy a book or two he has been wanting.

By the way Dear, I wasn’t paid for last month. That is the reason I haven’t sent home a money order to you. I will be paid for December and January together and will send you the money order as possible. Don’t worry about me, I’m getting along all right. Remember Dear, if you need anything, be sure to buy it. 

Well Darling, it is very late so I will close tonight and answer questions and make comments in tomorrow nights letter. I hope a year from tonight we can be together, as far as I’m concerned as soon as possible. God bless you Dear in all things. 

Yours, I am forever and ever yours in 

The Love of Christ,


Colossians 3:3

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