Willis finished with Chaplain training at Harvard University on September 23, 1943 and was immediately assigned to Long Beach, California and was to report on September 30th. Because this train route was to take him through Chicago, Willis was blessed to be able to spend a few precious days with Sarah. This means that we don’t have any letters from the 24th through the 27th. Willis and Sarah had a few pictures taken during this short visit, which we will share here and in the gallery over the next few days.
Rejoin the Journey on the 28th and follow Willis as he sends a series of postcards from train depots on the way to Long Beach and then struggles to find his battalion.