Monday, January 31, 2011

About Letter 287

After almost two and a half years of writing this is Bill's final letter home from World War II. Things have "all come about very suddenly. In four days we are supposed to leave for port, which means that within 15 days we should be aboard a ship." Bill notes that "generally it takes about a month in the pipeline but he is hopeful that "I may be in it in less than half that time."


  1. Thanks for the post, do you have any other similar related posts?

  2. Although there are no more letters in this collection I do have 2 telegrams from Bill that follow this letter. In addition, I have information from a living member who was in the same company as Bill. He shipped home the same time that Bill did and we believe that they were on the same transport ship coming home. I will post more information in the epilogue forthcoming.

  3. I have enjoyed these letters and want to thank you for posting them. I will miss checking each day to see if a new letter has been put up.

    Thank you.

  4. Gene, Thank you for your kind words. I will miss posting my father's letters. It has been a wonderful experience. I too will miss reading these letters. Over the past two plus years I have learned so much about my dad and the experiences he had as a soldier in World War II. He would be amazed and humbled to know that his letters written to "Mudder and Dad" would one day be read by people in more than 59 countries around the world.

  5. Dear Greg, I join with Gene...I too will miss reading your dad's letters. I am at the point in my dad's blog where I will be posting the final comments from his war memoirs, and it will be a sad for me because I have enjoyed posting his story along with the many pictures of he and his crew. My dad too would be humbled as well. I consider you and I very lucky that we had the privilege of honoring our fathers in this manner. It's my hope that our blogs will serve as a testimony of their bravery and honor to their country. Kindest Regards...Liz

  6. Dear Elizabeth,

    All good things come to an end, but the good news is that our blog's will remain. To think that billions of people all around the world can read about our fathers and others who fought in the war is truly amazing. At times I have thought that maybe I have been laboring in obscurity what with transcribing and posting almost 300 of my fathers letters, but when I hear from folks like you and Gene it makes it all worth while. Thank you!



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