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19 May 1945

Dear Dad, I don’t remember having heard about your beef project. With an experienced man like Garland to help, you should do pretty good. Sorry to hear that “Old Bess” didn’t do so good. Under the circumstances I imagine a sale would be the best thing. Glad to hear that …

Your Day [May 13, 1945]

[letter written immediately following VE Day] Dear Mom, I have started a letter to you every day for six days and I haven’t finished one yet. I’m trying to finish this before church as our section is having a picnic this afternoon. We got Tuesday evening and Wednesday off. That …

25 April 1945

VMAIL To: Mrs. M. M. Grayson Route #1 Tyler, Texas From: Cpl L. E. Grayson 18098958 Sec. 1, 4th B.A.D., A.P.O. 635 c/o PM, N.Y., N.Y. Dear Mom, You write that Dad is working too hard, but from all I hear, you are the one that is working too much. …

28 March 1945

VMAIL To: Mr. M. M. GRAYSON Route #1 Tyler, Texas From: Cpl L. E. GRAYSON 18098958 Sec. 1, 4th BAD, APO 635 c/o PM, N.Y., N.Y. Dear Dad, I saw a sight for sore eyes yesterday – two American locomotives! They were about the size of our switch engines, but …

24 March 1945

Dear Mom, I was recalled to the necessity of writing by the letter from you and Dad yesterday. Little mail, work, and the war in general make letter-writing seem unimportant. Of course, when I stopped to think, I realized that it is very important. I received the slide rule, books, …

December 31, 1944

VMAIL To: MRS. M. M. GRAYSON Route #1 Tyler, Texas From: Cpl LAWRENCE E. GRAYSON Section 1, 4th B.A.D.APO635 c/o Postmaster, N.Y.,N.Y. England December 31, 1944 Dear Mom, I have suddenly realized that it has been two weeks since I wrote home. I am sorry that I have waited so …

14 August 1944

Dear Mom, Went to town yesterday to a picture show. Got in about eleven to find one piece of mail — that cablegram. It scared me, but I pulled my jacket off and got a drink before I opened it. Then after I opened it, I was glad to get …

England, 2 August 1944

Dear Folks, Got Mom’s letter of the 9th today. It had been missent to some other place. Mildred, do you remember what subject besides analyt I took in summer school? I can’t remember for sure whether I took two subjects or not, but I am almost sure I did. During …

7-7-44

Dear Mom and Dad, Received your letter of the 26th today also a letter from Mildred. I didn’t know until I read your letter that Mildred had gone to Comanche. I quoted you about the tomatoes this afternoon. I boasted so much of Tyler roses, that the fellows claimed there …

June 7, 1944

England June 7, 1944 Dear Folks, How is everything going now? Your letters of the fifteenth are the last that I have received. Have really been sweating that mail call every day. During this past week, I have fallen down again and not written to anyone. I haven’t been getting …