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"Dear Dad" Letter

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Title

"Dear Dad" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his father Duval Hines in Toms Brook Virginia.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.7: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval Hines and Mary Hines, 1944, Joseph Hines Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

September 11, 1944

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

PFC. J.M. Hines
C-1-24th-4th MAR. DIV.
C/O FLEET PO.
SANFRANCISCO
CALF.

Mr. D.D. Hines
Toms Brook
Virginia
Letter:

Dear Dad,
I said I wouldn’t write you till you wrote but I’ll break down and scratch a few. I have a bunch of fuzz on my upper lip and I’ll enclose a picture I had made on liberty the other day.
You know dad fighting is just like hunting sometimes except the little bastards shoot back at you. I had some pretty narrow squeaks but I guess I zigged when they zagged cause they didn’t get me.
Mother ask[ed] me what I wanted for Christmas. Well to tell you the truth I really don’t know but it’s more fun not to anyhow. Tell her to send some cookies and the rest is up to you. I can’t think of a thing except a furlough. Ha.
Tell Mr. Tom that I got a Jap with the 45 and I saw a buddy of mine get one at 500 yds with one shot from a B.A.R. They just put a radio in my tent so I’ll have to get on the job before some of the guys come in. So don’t expect much writing from me till you write.
Love,
Joe
PS tell sis she is next but she better write first.

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Dad" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed January 26, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11640.