January 27, 1946

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Jan. 27, 1946

Dear Mother and Dad,

                There isn’t much to write about these days—just marking time until D-day (discharge day) rolls around. Some of the 300 eligible now have left already and the rest go this week. What no one can figure out is what will be done about discharges in Feb., Mar. and April, since we are in the next category and supposedly won’t become eligible until May.

                The Air Corps has a setup different from the Ground Forces plan, so I guess I was wrong when I said Edward would get out now. It will probably be March.

                It turned very cold yesterday, becoming a little warmer today.

                I guess Harry and Lenore don’t like the idea of a Japanese sword. It’s a nice souvenir to keep though.

                I haven’t heard from Sally and Seymour. Imagine they will come through this week. Is her brother living here?

                We are awfully busy in the office—busy doing nothing. I read all day long. The officers find an excuse every two minutes to run out for coffee, a haircut, a game of volleyball, or to take

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the little woman shopping. There aren’t many units left in the Second Army. Most have been inactivated or transferred to the 1st and 4th Armies at Ft. Bragg and Ft. Sam Houston, respectively.

                This week I attended the Jan Pierce concert. The program is enclosed.[1] He is always very fine.

                Don’t miss “Spellbound”—it’s excellent. I also saw “The Stork Club” this week.

                I imagine the business’ new window envelopes do save a lot of time. It’s quite a job addressing dozens of them every day.

                We got all ready for inspection yesterday but all they did was to come in and tell us where to hang wet towels. It’s a rough life!*

                I’m afraid I’ll have to make this very short. There just isn’t anything new.

                                Love to you both.


                    Jerome, Jr

*Last week the major found an orange peel on the floor! Disgraceful!!!!! Shocking!!!!! A crime against civilization!!!!! Second Army can never recover from such a stinging blow!!!!!


[1] Not in file.

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