6 BROTHERS Documentary

A Story of Hope, Loss, and Perseverance on the Northern Plains

August 31, 1945

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August 31, 1945

My Dear Mother, Father & Brothers,

Will write you a few lines again today to let you know everything is going alright.

Certainly do miss my mail but its not so bad when we are on our way home. Don’t think it will be long now until we get on the boat heading for the good old U.S.A. Just can’t believe it. Seems like this war has been going on for years. If you don’t hear from me for some time you know I am on my way home. If we stay here why I will write again but by the way it looks now we won’t be here Sunday. So this may be my last letter from the Philippines.

Fort Snelling, Minnesota is not a separation center, Just an induction center so I have to be discharged at Fort Lewis, Washington. It don’t make much difference cause it shouldn’t be hard to get transportation & the Army pays your way home.

Well it looks like Japans official surrender will be either on Pa’s or Arnolds birthday. Hope that it’s the last war for a generation or two.

If you haven’t put my last money order in the bank will you please give $10 a piece to Arnold & Pa for their Birthdays. If you have already put it in the bank why that’s O.K.

Well should be there for sure by Thanksgiving. God willing, maybe a little before. But there is a lot of places where one could get hung up along the way. May God bless you all. Love Chris

Have no idea how long this boat-ride will take.