Letters from the Pacific # 72

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Letter # 72

September 8, 1945

Dear Mom,
Well, at last it's happened. I am now awaiting orders to go home. I expect to leave the squadron about the 15th and should be on the high seas about the 20th. I figure a boat trip of at least 30 days which brings me to Oct. 20th. About four days in California, four days on the train, two days at Fort Dix and I should be home by Nov. 1st. Everything hinges on my orders coming back before the squadron leaves for Japan. In the event the squadron leaves before my orders come through, I might be delayed for two weeks. When I do land at Frisco, I'll immediately send you a telegram so don't get scared when it comes.

You can send the clothes I want to Aunt Etta. I'm going to write to her and explain the situation. I'll repeat the items so there will be no mistake.

1- short coat
1- blouse
1- pair pinks (grey pants)
1- hat (Bancroft Flighter)

You can now stop writing as I'll probably be gone from here when you receive this letter. I'll still write and will keep you informed of my progress. If there is any change in plans I'll let you know as soon as possible.

After they sent home all the men who finished their 100 points they started on those men who had between 96 and 100. That's the category I fell into. I was shaving at the time I received the news and could hardly finish because of the excitement. It was almost too good to be true.

I haven't written to Jerry because I don't know where he is. had planned to write to him as soon as I could but now it will have to wait unless I hear from him before I leave.

That's about all I have to say for the present so I'll say so long.

My regards to all

Love Avy

P.S. Keep those home fires burning.

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