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Wesley to Folks, 05/08/1942 

Camp Forrest Tenn

May 8, 1942

Dearest Folks

Well folks the Time has come. No it's not a furlough. It's either Africa or Europe within now and 15 days. We leave on 24 hours notice. I feel bad, but also feel like I'm a good enough soldier to go over there and come back and it looks like the sooner the better.

Don't nobody feel bad because it had to come sooner or later so there won't be any furlough.

You can give that picture to Betty, I won't be home to do it myself.

The boys are all having a pretty good time tonight since they heard the news. I'm going to send my stuff home. That is a few things I have I cant take with me so be expecting them. Don't know for sure but may send some money too.

I got a nice box of candy from Betty and Sylvia today. It sure is good.

I got through guard duty fine again. I can't think of anything to write. Just had to tell you this.

Hope you are all ok. I'll be seeing you now sooner than I thought because this isn't going to last long, then I'll be home for good.

I love you all

Wesley I'll write you another letter tomorrow.

My address is Pvt Wesley R Slaymaker Co A 129th Inf 33 div A.P.O. Camp Forrest Tenn