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7 So long for this time friends - and keep the good work up, there on the home-
front, and we'll take cr.re of this Pacific even though it’s a.big space v;ith alot of
Japs out here.
0. D. Copeland, Jr.
Somewhere in the Pacific,
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Typewriters are scarce over here but just happened to see this one setting a-
rcund doing nothing for the moment so thought vjould type a letter home for a change.
The weather over here has moderated a great deal and believe vdll get out of my
red flannels in a few clays but they have felt mighty good up to now. I don’t think it
ever gets real warra here and understand the Spring and Summer months are very pleasant
Some famous persoh said once, "OhI to be in England, ntw that Spring' is here." I
f^ess he really didn't mean during war times. I an only hoping that when another
Spring rolls around that we all will be' home again.
I get quite a bit of exercise riding a bicycle as we move around from place to
place with that kind' of locomotion. I guess over there it would look a little silly
io see a bunch of Officers riding around on bikes with dress blouse and full bib and
tucker. It is very common place here and you see many very old people riding. If
Aunt Mairiie was here I am sure that she would be riding a bicycle. Instead of the re-
guL?.r coaster brake like on the bicycles at home, they have the brakes on the handle
Things we miss most are fresh eggs, fresh milk and fruits. All in all the food
is good and I don't'think anybody cr^n complain,
I am listening to a radio broadcast and they ju,st played, "A little bit South of
North Carolina." It made me think of a place.just a little bit North of South Carol
Write as often as possible and know that I am safe and getting along just as
fine as can be. I see in the paper wherp General Montgomery is ordering his twoeds
for civilian suits after the war. I hope it won’t be long until you can warn the
moths to start looking for new pastures and get my clothes^ out again,.
Lt, Robert R. Forney
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I know you will think I am an fiv;ful 'liar for not sending you the little story
I’d promised about London'and England, but frankly I’ve been busier than a monkey with
two tails. I do, hovrever, want to thank you for the copies of "Hot Off The Hoover
Rail" which I have been receiving at re^^ular intervals. Even the Canadian boys in
the office with me enjoy it, especially Goofy Gink. They are al^vays pulling my leg
about saying "you all" and my Southern accent which I have managed to keep after
four years in dear old England,
I've had several messages from Lav/ndale citizens and a booklet from the Lawndale
Sunday Sch-c 1 which I appreciated very much. Just in case I don't find time to ack
nowledge them all individually won’t you just pass out the word how much I really did
appreciate the thoughtfulness of the senders. As you can well imagine, we in the
army are very busy these, days, and don’t have a lot of time for individual correspond
My youngest son, Jack, Jr,, is here (England) and is due in London tomorrow for
a short furlough. As you,have no doubt heard, the oldest boy, Jimmy, is a German PaV,
having been captured in Italy last September, Thank God he is in German hands instead
nf the yellow bastards, ' ;
Keep up the good work - ?jid "The Rail" is doing a good job, and I know every man
from Lp.wndale and surrounding territory fully appreciates its vjorth. As'an old, ex
perienced niewspapermim I cain truthfully say it . is by far the best local soldiers pubr-
lieation I’ve afeeri, •'
E. T, (Jack) Edwards
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