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"Dear Mother" Letter

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Title

"Dear Mother" Letter

Subject

Hines, Joseph M. (1923-1969)
World War (1939-1945)
Toms Brook (Va)

Description

Letter from Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from New River Marine Base in North Carolina and is dated December 15 1941.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Letter from Joseph Hines, New River North Carolina, to Mary Hines, December 15, 1941, Joseph M. Hines Collection, 1941-1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

December 15 1941

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Language

English

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Text

Letter

Original Format

New River
Dear Mother,
I’m shipping out the last of this week or the first of next. I’ve waited till I got the word on it before I wrote. We are going to the west coast to finish our training. I tried to get home this weekend but I couldn’t get leave because they gave the fellows with wives leaves.
I don’t guess I’ll get to write any more till I get there so I send those things home before I leave. It will take a lot longer for letters to get out there because it will take us 7 days. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be all right I Haulde and [hard to read] all the boxes and they were enjoyed by all of the [boys?] the books will be handy on the trip. I’m all right and my feet are better we have had a 40 mile hike since and I didn’t get any more blisters. Well that’s all for now. Love Joe

Citation

Joseph M. Hines, “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11582.