Letters from the Pacific # 46

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Letter # 46

April 26, 1945

Dear Mom,
I received your letter of April 14th last night but I didn't intend to answer it until tonight or tomorrow. I was scheduled to fly this morning but the mission was cancelled.

The student officer who went down over Europe was Bud Michaels. I don't believe I ever mentioned his name to you because he hung around with another group. His wife gave birth to a baby boy while we were at Carlsbad. That's when combat begins to get rough.

President Roosevelt's death was a great shock to me but somehow or other I figured he would never finish out his term. I hadn't the faintest idea that it would be so soon but that, I suppose, is fate. He will go down as the greatest president this country has ever had. It's really unfortunate that it occurred at this particular time when our armies were achieving victories on all fronts.

I received a letter from Ben yesterday written from home giving his new address. I'm going to write home as soon as I finish this letter.

I'm enclosing some more Jap money which I want you to hold for me. That monetary collection is really growing, isn't it? There are eight bills enclosed.

I can't think of anything else to write so I'll say s'long.

My regards to all

Love Avy

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