I want to go home

16 Jul

July 16, 1943      Camp Haan, California

Dear Mom,

How are all you folks at home? I sure wish I was back there. I’m getting along pretty good out here. We took a six mile hike Tuesday and our exercises are pretty tough but I haven’t been sick any.

I stay homesick pretty much of the time. I can’t help thinking about home and being so far away makes it worse. I guess I’ll live through. I’m broke but I don’t really need any money cause we won’t be able to leave the camp until after July 31st. The shots they gave us cause us to be quarantined for so long.

I like it ok here but on the whole I don’t like the army. The only thing I don’t like is being away from home. It is pretty hard on a young fellow who likes his home. Two people have gone crazy and one tried to commit suicide in this Battalion. The change of life is too much for some people. I sure will be glad when the war is over and we can all go home.

Love to all, Tommy

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One Response to “I want to go home”

  1. Charlotte July 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    This makes me feel so sad. We missed him, too.

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