70 years ago – (No) Rest on 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.

Sunday 13th

My dear precious.

This afternoon I asked the Chaplain what day it was. He said “Sunday, why weren’t you at church?” Well darling, I have gone and lost track of days. I am tired and I can’t see, it’s getting dark. Goodnight adorable. I love you.

– Your devoted Daddy

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