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  • Writer's pictureFlea Market Love Letters

August 15, 1943.

Hello Jitterbug Ranny

I bet you’re surprised hearing from me.

I’m in the Engineering Replacement Training Center at Fort Leonard Wood in the heart of the Ozark Mts. I am about 140 miles from St. Louis. Here are 20000 [unreadable] and training facilities for upward of 40,000 men.

I hope to be selected on the basis of aptitude [unreadable] and civilian experience. Jere are many types of [unreadable] like draftsmen Electricians, tractor and auto mechanic and machine shop.

Ranny I bet you’d like to be back in Youngstown jitterbugging again. I know damn well I like to. Here is Woac camp about a block from ours. I having a good time with them.

Well Ranny I closing with a happy ending


Write Soon

My address is Pvt. John Palfuardid 353233729


2nd Platoon

Fort Leonard Wood


U.S. Army

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