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Wesley to Folks, 04/17/1942 

Pvt Wesley R Slaymaker Co A 129 Inf 33 Div Camp Forrest Tenn

April 17, 1942 Friday

Dear Folks

Iíll bet you thought I had forgot you too. I got your letter and the money today. Wish I could spend it and come home right away but donít think will come until week after next or around the first. I maybe wouldnít have needed the money if I donít get to come until after the first but can use it after I get home I suppose, if not Iíll pay it back when I come home.

Iíve got to go on guard tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow morning is inspection day again so am pretty busy getting things lined up.

I got another letter from you today and on from Virginia, sure sorry to hear you was under the weather and dad I kinda know how the piles are. I had them week before last but didnít want to write it home for fear you would worry. But am all over them now. I never missed a day tho but felt like it.

And this guard business I donít want to brag but I was one of the first 4 picked for it. Hope I make it ok.

There is a big bunch leaving tomorrow on their furloughs that will be back the 25th then another bunch will go then, so donít know but what maybe will come then but donít look for me until you see me coming.

I got another letter from Stub today talks like he is really enjoying himself.

Well folks I donít know any news except that we have been doing lots of marching lately, put on another parade today. Guess it was ok they didnít say as yet. I hope you donít have any trouble getting the oats in and that you have good luck with your turkeys. So long and will be seeing you soon I hope.

Lots of Love

Wesley