October 20, 1944
Sarah, My Darling:
This has been a long long day and I am really tired. Having not had much sleep for three days has helped to make it seem longer. I do wish I had a couple of your letters to read. It is a sure thing I will not have any more mail from you until I return.
Early this morning I left here for the Chief of Chaplain’s office. I had a long talk with him about some existing problems on the island. He also talked to me about some other things which I’ll tell you about later. Later, I went to several other places to check up on some things that have needed attention.
The Chief asked me to have dinner with him so I accepted the invitation and it was good to have a good full course meal again. After dinner, I left the Chief and went to the large post exchange to see what they had. They happened to have a pair of low-cut shoes in my size, so I bought them. They were Florsheim’s. I paid $8.15 for them.
At 2 o’clock I had an appointment with the Chief Chaplain on General Richardson’s staff. I was with him for almost an hour and a half. I saw Lieutenant Carl Anderson, General Richardson’s secretary and so we decided to have dinner together this evening. We had a good dinner and then returned to his quarters and spent the evening talking about our beloved wives. They have the prettiest baby, she will be a year old November 12th. Before I left, we read the Bible and had prayer together. He is one of the finest man I have ever met since being in the Army. I wish there were more like him.
Sweetheart, I’m so tired I can hardly hold my eyes open so I will close for now. God bless you in all things.
Now and Ever yours in the love of Christ,
P.S. Pardon this poor writing, it isn’t easy to write on your lap.