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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 Marine Corps Barracks where Joseph Hines was serving as a Marine Recruit. It was sent on November 19, 1942 and is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook 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 19, 1942

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

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Text

Envelope:

PVT. Joe Hines
U.S. MC Parris Island
SC.

Mrs. D D Hines
Toms Brook
Va.
Letter:

Dear Family
I just returned to the main post from the rifle range and I sure am glad. I decided not to write until I shot for record so now that it’s over am sending the scores I made on the range.
On the 30 cal rifle I made marksman-199 points out of 250
Pistol Sharpshooter 84 “ ” ” 100
Grenade expert 87 “ ” ” 100
Rising submachine gun 100 “ “ “ 100 expert
And now ( how)
I get medals for all of those and I can get one more for bayonet. The 30 cal rifle is the most important and as long as you qualify you do alright but if you don’t qualify it’s pretty bad--well I qualified. I shot much better up until second day but then I slipped but I qualified so I’m ok. I don’t think I did so bad do you? We have about two more weeks here and then I hope we shove off. I don’t know about music yet and I’ll have to do what they say. Well it’s nearly taps so I have to close. Boy am I tired.
XXXXXOOOO [last O has “sid” inside]
P.S. I lost a rain coat that cost $4.00 and someone stole 5.00 so please send me $3.00. I will pay the Dr [or ditto] in about 2 weeks send two pairs heavy white athletic socks and two cakes of toilet soap. It won’t happen again.
P.S. again. Yes I do my own washing and ironing.
More Love & Kisses Joe
XXXXXXXX
OOOOOOO

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/11592.