70 years ago – More from Guam

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 Woman –

Today I am moving from my camp down to the general’s headquarters. After a lot of rain, we have the warm sticky weather you know so well. Tell Big that Kameriga and all of his old gang are with me. They all send their best.

A Jap surrendered to me last night. The ones that surrender have a little sense. We treat them better than they were ever treated. I am glad they had all this paper, I had run out. Got an Aug. 2 letter from you yesterday. Have done fairly well with mail. Still some missing.

Last night I caught a little cold. Didn’t sleep very well. Will rest a little after I get moved. I must keep telling you that I love you. It’s a great thing darling. You will always be the charming lovely gal that I have always loved. I’ll never tire of telling you and I get a thrill doing it.

Your devoted Daddy

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