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"Dear Mother & All" Letter

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Title

"Dear Mother & All" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.9: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval and Mary Hines, May-October 1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

September 8, 1945

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

PFC. J.M. Hines
CO.B. M.B.N.Y. NAVY. 127
c/o Fleet Po. San Francisco
Calf.

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

Dear Mother & All,
I guess you are worried about me but I’m ok, just got transferred into another company. I’m doing MP duty on a gate now, don’t have to walk a post any more. It’s a lot better now and I have better duty. I don’t have to let them censor my mail any more. I guess they check a few some times. They say we have a chance of getting home sometime in the next 4 mo.
The statements will do till I start home but I’ll need more when I do. When you send them put 45 cal pistol m 1911 US Gov. property #279642. It will have to have the serial no. and U.S. Gove prop. instead of Navy prop.
The ones you sent will do while I’m here but send the others in a couple of weeks because you can never tell when they will send me home.
I hate to be so much trouble but I sure would hate to lose that pistol.
I have been waiting to hear form Sis. What’s the dope Erma May, don’t you like your brother anymore? Dad I sure would like to go into business with you, in fact I’m planning on it. Bill H said something about it too. Maybe we can all get together.
But I think you and I could really go places.
Hope I get home in time for a little hunting. It’s more fun hunting squirrels than Japs but not as much in the shooting.
Love to all,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 Pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother & All" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 22, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11661.

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