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"Dear Mother" Letter

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Title

"Dear Mother" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter is dated July 6 1943 and postmarked July 9 1943. It was sent from Camp Pendleton while Joseph was serving there.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.4: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval and Mary Hines, January-July 1943. Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

July 6, 1943

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

PVT. JM. Hines
Co.C. 1st BN 24 Marines
F.M.F. Camp Pendelton
Oceanside Calf.
Letter:

July 6 1943

Camp Pendleton

Dear Mother,
Here I am out in the field again and on mess duty, too. The fellow that kept me from getting it before was transferred so they finally got me. I am writing this by lantern light so it won’t be long.
I went to L.A. over the weekend and had a swell time. I met about 4 women and stayed at one’s house over nite—well from 6 till 11 in the morning. Ha. Her family treated me swell. I got the slip for your last box this evening and I’ll get it tomorrow. The ones’ I forgot to mention were swell and tell dad the bucks came in handy. I paid for my laundry with it. Well I gotta go to bed,
Love,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (1 page)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11605.