This Dad writing to one of his sons reminds me so much of my own father.
Page 2 2/4/1945
But to get back to you personally. Of course I would have liked to have had your departure delayed as long as possible for obvious reasons, and then I would have preferred to have you sent to the European area where the fighting seems to be nearer over than in the Far East, but on the other hand, I can, without much effort, think of some very favorable aspects of the present situation without calling too much on the Rusty imagination formula. In the first place, if it is true you go to Seattle as an embarkation point, you probably thrilled to the novelty of a trip across the broad expanse of the U. S. In a troop train with glimpses during daylight hours of our continent in wintertime – – something which the average tourist seldom witnesses. Perhaps on arrival at Seattle you recalled this as…
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