June 22, 1945

Okinawa Shima – Ryukyu Islands

Early 22 June 1945

Sarah, My Beloved Darling:

Just shortly before dark I received your grand letter of June 12th. It was a beautiful letter and indeed a great help to me. The enclosed pictures were good and such a real help to me. You know how I feel about pictures. Dear, you look sweeter all the time. God bless you my Darling. Beside your letter, I got a nice letter from each of the following: my father, Dr. and Mrs. Allen, Dr. Mantey, Jack and Bertha, Dolores, Harold Fulkerson, Mrs. Carson and Mr. Mason, (Capt. Mason’s father). I also received more letters of inquiry about loved ones who have been lost in this campaign. Because of something which came up last evening I was unable to start this letter to you. A soldier came to see me with a very difficult problem. It is a wonder a man under such conditions can keep going after knowing what this man knows about his wife.

Marines on Okinawa. 1945.

Last night was another terror. This thing will be extremely dangerous until we have completely rounded up all of the enemy soldiers. I cannot go into detail now but even if I could I would have very little desire to do so. Scenes and experiences such as these only tend to fire my desire to more than ever preach and teach the unsearchable riches of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our future is with the younger people. We must do all in our power if God so wills to lead young people in the way we know in Christ Jesus.

Every letter I receive people tell me they have been and are continuing to pray for me. Dear, having gone through some close ones in this campaign I realize more than ever that God has protected and helped me through the united prayer of our loved ones and friends.

Dear, in all the confusion of yesterday and the night before I thought I had mailed my letter to you for the 19th. Please forgive me. It seems like ages since I’ve been able to write you a decent letter.

Darling, I must close for now and may God bless you, the folks and Bob.

Yours alone in the Love of our

Lord Jesus Christ,

Willis

Colossians 3:3

One thought on “June 22, 1945

  • Dan Reed
    June 21, 2019, 7:47 am

    ” Our future is with the younger people. We must do all in our power if God so wills to lead young people in the way we know in Christ Jesus.”

    And so it remains today. Dad’s desire to reach out to young people and help them know Jesus must be our desire as well. In that way their lives and the world will be changed.

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