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Wesley to Jean, 06/18/1942 

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

June 18, 1942

Dear Sisters

Must write you a line or two to let you know I havenít forgot you. We have been out in the wood and so busy, and always so late when we get in. I never get to write to now one much.

Virginia I got your swell letter today telling me about how much fun you had Sunday while Betty was out there. I also go a swell letter from Betty, the family one. Then I got the one that wasnít so good about Lester. That sure is terrible. Nobody hates it worse than I do I even cried. I couldnít help it. It was just about a year ago in blue grass season that he just about burned to death, I wish I could have been there to help do something. I donít know what.

I didnít do so awful much today except wash a jeep and mess around. I havenít even shaved yet. I just couldnít do anything after I got that letter about Lester.

Itís getting dark and I canít see to write very good by a candle. I sure donít like this darn place. I suppose you all been expecting we home before this? I donít know nothing about it. If I donít get one pretty soon Iím afraid I wont get one until we move some other place, but nobody has said we wont get them, so thatís all I can tell you. Thereís only 17 of us that havenít went on furloughs. And if we donít get them it sure will be a dirty trick, but I still havenít give up hopes.

Well kids I canít think of much to write about tonight but so much for it is. I love you all.

Wesley

P.S. I bet Carlisleís really were glad to hear about Gordon. I was too.