70 years ago – Another night 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.


My dearest angel,

Gal, I am tired. When I get in at night the old dogs do bark. I go to most places by jeep but have to do a lot of walking and standing. Keep running into old friends. All ask about you. Got a letter off to John yesterday (birthday). Don’t forget the bond. You are my guiding star and I love you all the way. A 12 July letter came, sweet one.

Your devoted Daddy

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