07.06.1945 Letter

Dear Willard and Grace;

I received all the V-Mails you wrote to me dated June 24 at the same time, and of course was glad to hear from you once again. So I’m going to try and answer some of your questions.

In regard to the film, do pick up whatever you can. I know one can’t be too particular these days. I’d rather not risk losing a picture just because I insisted on using colored film. A picture on whatever I can get it on is better than no picture at all.

As for the miniature animals you mentioned, I have seen those from time to time and more so in France than I have here. I’ll see what I can do about picking some up.

I still study the French and the book has been a great help. I noticed today that they are going to commence classes here in French and German; I’ll probably take one or the other. If you speak one or the other, you can get by in these parts.

Was sorry to hear that Romayne cracked her arm again. What a kid!

I do expect to have my furlough very soon now, possibly it will start the end of the month or the first part of next month.

I received a package from Mildred today with my tan shirt in. It arrived quicker than any other package I’ve ever received. She mailed it June 16th — less than 3 weeks.

Of course, the latest is that I’ve received another promotion, as my address indicates. That makes what is known as a Technical Sergeant. But I’m not too technical. I sometimes wonder where they get that grade from – not that I’m kicking or anything, but it is a misleading title.

Well, it’s time to go down and eat now, so I guess I’ll close off. We had ice cream for dinner yesterday and for dinner today. Also yesterday the ice cream freezer exploded in some manner and sent the mess sergeant to the hospital. One of those freak accidents.

So long for now,

Russell

Bad Homburg, Germany

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