25 July 1945

Dinton, Wiltshire 25 July 1945 Dear Mom, I have your letters of the 9th, 16th, and 18th before me. Received letters from Mrs. Cox and Bro. Shelton a couple of days ago. I’ll write to him in a few days and tell him, what I can, about England. I don’t …

16 July 1945

Dinton, Wilts Dear Dad, I think that I told Mom I would write to you Saturday, but I didn’t get around to it. I worked in the kitchen yesterday. There are five different jobs as K.P. – dining rooms, kitchen, coffee, pots and pans, and garbage. Men in the dining …

27 May 1945

Dear Family, I have received Mildred’s two letters of the 15th, Mom’s letter of the 16th, and the package. Thanks for everything. You all know what my movements were in the States, but I’ll run over them to make the following journal complete. Received a little telegram from our Uncle …

24 May 1945

Dear Mom, Yes, it did used to seem like we could talk to each other easy. I’m glad we can still do it. Was very happy to hear that your operation was not as serious as you first thought. Hope you are much better by now. Our team just lost …

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 …