January 16, 1919.
Dearest Mama will write a few words to let you know how I am getting a long nicely.
Like this place pretty fare but like the ship better.
How is ever thang getting a long there by now just find I guess. Well if you see me coming in before long you don’t want to be surprised for I have now put in for a furlow and got it waiting for them to get it fixed up now.
Think I will get to leave here for home about next Tuesday. Don’t know for shore yet.
Has Rex got home yet the last letter I got from him he said that he thought he would be home by the 15th.
Wy don’t you all write I haven’t got but one letter since I [unreadable] was addressed to Mary Island.
Did you all get the pictures I sent you. They weren’t such good but I guess they will do.
Well I won’t loose no time about coming home. After they give me my pass.
Well must close as it is about chow time. Answers oon. Your loving son,
San Dago Calf.