Harry L. Ward Correspondence to Julia Ward, April, 1944

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Print the complete address in plain black letters in the panel below, and your return address in the space provided. Use typewriter, dark ink, or pencil. Write plainly. Very small writing is not suitable.

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Mrs. Harry L. Ward Gatesville, N.C.

From

H. L. Ward, Sp. (m)1/c (Sender's name)

Navy 142 (Sender's address)

C/O F.P.O New York

April 1, 1944 (Date)

My dearest Thomas,

Thought I better start addressing my letter on the inside incase they get to the V mail station. Maybe they will know where these should go. Don't think any of them will get there again however.

To night is one of the times I find it hard to write for I know absolutely nothing to write about. I havent been any place or seen anything. Like, as if I had any place to go or see. I did go to the show tonight to see Song of Russia." It was a very good show and one that I enjoyed very much.

I have just finished reading the two Index's I just received. Ater you read them you don't know much for there is so little in one f them. Wish they would put a lot of something in there some time.

Have you seen or heard anymore from Conrad and his wife? Be so glad when I can be with my wife sure will be wonderful. Looking forward to this.

I'm feeling fine and getting along swell,

V...—MAIL I love you,

☆ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 16—28143-4

Harry

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Harry L. Ward Sp.(M) 1/C Navy 142 C/O F.P.O. New York, ny.

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V ...— MAIL

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Mrs. Harry L. Ward Gatesville, N.C.

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V-Mail Service provides the most expeditious dispatch and reduces the weight of mail to and from personnel of our Armed Forces outside the continental United States. When addressed to points where micro-film equipment is operated, a miniature photographic negative of the message will be made and sent by the most expeditious transportation available for reproduction and delivery. The original message will be destroyed after the reproduction has been delivered. Messages addressed to or from points where micro-film equipment is not operated will be transmitted in their original form by the most expeditious means available.

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(1) Write the entire message plainly on the other side within marginal lines. (2) PRINT the name and address in the two panels provided. Addresses to members of the Armed Forces should include rank or rating of the addressee, unit to which attached, and APO or Naval address. (3) Fold, seal, and deposit in any post office letter drop or street letter box. (4) Enclosures must not be placed in this envelope and a separate V-Mail letter must be sent if you desire to write more than one sheet. (5) V-Mail letters may be sent free of postage by members of the Armed Forces. When sent by others postage must be prepaid at domestic rates (3c ordinary mail, 6c if air mail is desired).

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Print the complete address in plain black letters in the panel below, and your return address in the space provided. Use typewriter, dark ink, or pencil. Write plainly. Very small writing is not suitable.

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To

Mrs. Harry L. Ward Gatesville, N.C.

From H. L. Ward Sp.(m)1/c (Sender's name)

Navy 142 (Sender's address)

C/O F.P.O New York

April 2, 1944 (Date)

My dearest Thomas,

Wonder what you are doing now, probably just finished supper and ready for some reading. Here I am ready for bed and maybe should have already been there as it 11:45. Funny isn't it for me to be most ready to get up when you go to bed? A few thousand miles of water sure makes a big difference. It will be so nice when we don't have this great span of water between us. Living for that day and will I be happy.

Sure am enjoying the radio. We have some of the same program that you have. They are all recordings but they come on about the same hours. This after noon I heard Sammy Kay and to night the Hour of Charm. They are nice to hear and you don't think much about them being recordings.

I have been busy nearly all day. Seems that I had a lot of work to be done. Finished about 4:30 then sat on the back porch and enjoyed the nice sun shine until chow time. The back is always nice in the after noon for it is shady. Maybe I will be getting a sun tan before long. People are already going to the beaches. How would you like to be bathing this time of V...—MAIL ☆ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 16—28143-4 year. I'm feeling fine and miss you.

Love you so much, Harry

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Harry L. Ward, Sp.(M) 1/C Navy 142 C/O F.P.O. New York, n.y.

[Stamp] U.S. APR 3 1944 NAVY

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V ...— MAIL

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Mrs. Harry L. Ward Gatesville, N.C.

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V-Mail Service provides the most expeditious dispatch and reduces the weight of mail to and from personnel of our Armed Forces outside the continental United States. When addressed to points where micro-film equipment is operated, a miniature photographic negative of the message will be made and sent by the most expeditious transportation available for reproduction and delivery. The original message will be destroyed after the reproduction has been delivered. Messages addressed to or from points where micro-film equipment is not operated will be transmitted in their original form by the most expeditious means available.

INSTRUCTIONS

(1) Write the entire message plainly on the other side within marginal lines. (2) PRINT the name and address in the two panels provided. Addresses to members of the Armed Forces should include rank or rating of the addressee, unit to which attached, and APO or Naval address. (3) Fold, seal, and deposit in any post office letter drop or street letter box. (4) Enclosures must not be placed in this envelope and a separate V-Mail letter must be sent if you desire to write more than one sheet. (5) V-Mail letters may be sent free of postage by members of the Armed Forces. When sent by others postage must be prepaid at domestic rates (3c ordinary mail, 6c if air mail is desired).

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Print the complete address in plain black letters in the panel below, and your return address in the space provided. Use typewriter, dark ink, or pencil. Write plainly. Very small writing is not suitable.

No.

[Circular space for stamp] (CENSOR'S STAMP)

To

Mrs. Harry L. Ward Gatesville, N.C.

From H. L. Ward Sp.(m)1/c (Sender's name)

Navy 142 (Sender's address)

C/O F.P.O New York

April 3, 1944 (Date)

My dearest Thomas,

I was on liberty today but the same old kind. We took in the show and then back to chow. Time we see a show after a late start on liberty the after noon is gone. Well that is all we have to do any way.

I had a appointment with the Dentist at 1:00 which killed about an hour of the after noon. I had a cavity in one of my front teeth that he filled last time. This after noon he knocked out two old fillings and put in new one's. Said they needed coming out bad. I go back in ten days to have another one taken out. He told me today when they began to get dark around the filling they needed comming out and new ones put in. That is a sign that they are starting to decay behind the filling. I'm glad them I able to get this work done now aren't you? Glad I went up to have them checked. They are front teeth and I would hate for that to get bad. Have you been able to get an appointment yet?

We have just gotten back from the show at the Mess Hall. It wasn't any good the worse one I've seen over here. Most all of them are very good however.

I'm feeling fine but lonesome for my little wife, I miss you so much, all the time.

V...—MAIL I love you,

☆ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 16—28143-4

Harry

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