70 years ago – Prelude to Invasion

When J.B. wrote these missives, he was 59 years old and part of the U.S. Marine invasion force to retake Guam and determine friend from foe. These are his exact words although I have corrected some spellings and any additions/clarifications I have added will be italicized.

Good morning, sweet lady

Just say that you heard from me on this day. Just know that your daddy adores you. Too much to do and I’ve been going since 0200. Kiss me sweetheart because I love you

– your devoted Daddy.

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