Letters From Arthur #8: 27 May 1944, Hawaii

by Jess Clackum

Dearest Mae:

Wrote your letter yesterday in response to your ever so welcome one and I hope I can make this note more interesting.

Things out here is quite boring, don't get much of a chance to do anything but train. I hope soon to be able to complete my purpose in the Army.

Only a few moments ago I had a very grievous and uncanny conversation with my first sergeant. He certainly is looking out for himself. Oh! Well at least I rate with officers in this Battalion, so he's just another pebble on the beach. I have still my self respect, but if I lost it. I feel sorry for him, I'd probably tell him off. So you can see how blue I am today, just a sad sack.

Regards and love to Joan.

Your Brother,

Arthur