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"Dear Family" Letter

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Title

"Dear Family" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island where Joseph was serving as a Marine Corps recruit. The letter is dated November 8, 1942 and is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook Virginia who is Joseph's mother Mary.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.2: Letters to Duval and Mary Hines from Joseph Hines, Parris Island South Carolina, December 1941-December 1942, Joseph M. Hines Collection, 1941-1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

November 8, 1942

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

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Text

Envelope:

PVT. Joseph Hines
U.S.M.C. Parris Island
SC
Mts D.D Hines
Toms Brook
Va
Letter:

Dear Family,
I have received all the letters now so I guess it’s time to write. Certainly did enjoy the box and think the other fellows did to. Send another soon but leave the candy or poogybait out till I get off the range because sugar is hard on the eyes.
You ask how long it took a letter to get here. It takes from three to four days.
We shot pistols for record yesterday. And I got sharpshooter rating which is 75% of 450 points I got 84% missing expert by one point.
That isn’t very important though, the 30 cal. rifle is most important. We threw practice grenades today and every one qualified. We leave the range a week from this coming Wednesday then we fool around a few days and then have Mess duty for a week after that a week of bayonet practice and then leave for our outposts. I am writing this in a recreation hall this is my first trip to one. Well it’s about time to quit and go home and go to bed. Love to all Joe XXXXX OO
P.S. ERMA SPECIAL
Received letter stop Will answer soon stop Joe stop

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Family" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11591.