August 24, 1943.
Received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. I didn’t answer your letter any sooner because I was expecting to see you home.
How have you been? When are you coming home? You’ll be a heartbreaker because the girls in Youngstown are hard-up for men.
Did Creamy write to you. He is a P.F.C. now. He is going to Mechanical Aviator school, and he seems to like it. He writes to me often and I miss him more and more every day.
Harry was home on furlough. He looked very nice. He hasn’t changed a bit.
Does Joe Zojac write to you. He wrote to me once and I never answered him. He wanted me to try and fix it up between him and Vicky. I thought that Vicky loved Joe, but Creamy always told me that Vicky was playing Joe for a sucker. My honey is a mind-reader.
Ranny, I haven’t much now to say. I hope to see you soon. Keep writing to Creamy so that he won’t get lonesome.
Hope that this letter finds you in the best of health and happiness.