Yong Dung Po, Korea
31 July 1946
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
Well, here I am at the Replacement Depot. I left the 29th this morning at 7:30 and arrived out here about 8:30. By 10 o’clock I had been checked all the way through, now all I have to do is await the arrival of the ship which now is supposed to be the 7th of August. The place where I’m assigned to sleep doesn’t have electric lights, so I want to finish this letter before it gets too dark. Alrik met me as soon as I came in and showed me what to do so that helped a lot.
It has been cloudy and very humid all day. Around 5 o’clock this evening it sprinkled for about half an hour. It is still very cloudy and I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t rain some during the night.
I’ve really been tired this afternoon, following the dinner hour four of us played horseshoe for about an hour. Then I came over here to my bunk and laid down for over an hour. It must be the let down for I am really weary.
Darling, I’m sorry for the poor letter I wrote to you last evening but I had very little time and several old friends from 7th Division came out to see me. That was certainly nice of them and we really had a good visit. And then of course many different ones at the hospital were always coming up to see me, and naturally, it was very late before I was able to get to bed.
Because of the short time I had last evening I didn’t tell you about the ballgame we had. It was the final game because I was leaving so now the officers don’t have a pitcher. We beat the other team 6 to 2 and I had the privilege of scoring one of the runs and driving it two others. I wish you could have seen it. We were playing a tough team and there was really a lot there to watch the game. Out of the 31 games I pitched for our team we only lost five. We really had a good team.
This morning a rather large number came down to the front of the hospital to bid me good-bye. Little “Willis Jr.” the pup seemed to feel very badly about my leaving. Lover, it is certainly going to be wonderful to start home to you. I still find it hard to believe that I’ve gone this far now.
Well, I want to take a shower before it gets too late, so I had better close for tonight. God bless you and the folks in all things.
I am forever just your Lover in Christ’s love,