May 17, 1944
My Dearest Sarah,
I awoke this morning with your lovely face on my mind, as I do every day. I received your letter yesterday and the smell of lilacs reminded me of the day we were married. I still marvel at the fact you said yes knowing I had enlisted. I wish we had been together more than 10 days before I had to leave you.
The war rages on. I hear the sounds in my mind even when it is quiet outside. The noise I can sleep through these days amazes me. When I get home, the sound of you breathing will be a welcome change.
I miss you more each day but I have your picture to look at when I feel the most lonely. Knowing I have you and Todd to come home to gets me through the hours. I cannot wait to see my beautiful son when I return. I am sure he has your eyes. I know he will change so much before I get to hold him.
I have to close now my darling, breakfast waits in the mess tent. I love you with all my heart.
Your loving husband,
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