July 29, 1945
July 29, 1945
Dearest Mother, Father & Brothers;
Was certainly glad to get 3 letters from home this week. Mothers of July 18th, Caps of July 7th and Fathers of July 15th. I just don’t know how to thank you enough. I have read every one of them a couple times. Pa you made me so homesick tears came into my eyes. If I could I would be home tomorrow but you know the Army. Can’t reason with them. Yes Pa I would be so proud & happy to be there & help farm the old place. The Chaplain prayed this morning that Japan might surrender & we certainly are praying with him. Oh that God may open the eyes of the Japs that they might see the foolishness of this war.
Yes Cap you have figured up my points right, when you said I should have 86 by the first of July but the trouble is they figured them up on May 12th over here for everybody in the whole Army from what I understand & that’s the way the score will stand until they decide to figure them up again. So that’s why I only have 82. Have you heard anything about the critical score for being eligible for discharge. We have heard rumors over here that they would be lowered by the first of August.
Well I suppose you are busy haying & harvesting both by now. I know how harvest always comes too quick before we get through haying. Time marches on, seasons & years seem to fly by.
Glad you like Karlstad as a pastor. Would love to go to a service in the dear old Farland Church. Do any of the Leiseths go to church? Or do they still try to live without God.
Hope & pray the Japs give up one of these days real soon. May God bless & give us strength to carry on & he led & guided by the holy Spirit until we meet Henry & Selmer up in heaven were [sic] God has many mansions for His own. John 14:1-14 Love Chris