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Date: June 7th 1944

June 7, 1944

Dear Mom

Well by now you will have heard about the invasion. Boy oh boy what a life. The invasion starts & I am not even on course yet. Most of us are mad because we are starting to wonder if we will see action or not. I wonder? Personally, knowing what we still have to go through, I doubt it. Met Jack Hodder last night. He got here not long ago. Haven't seen Cliff Slaughter if he is here. I hope he is so I can see him. I got a beautiful birthday present from you today, all your letters from the tenth of May until the 23rd including one airgraph, so you can see that airgraphs aren't any faster. I don't know when you will get this, what with the invasion etc. but I hope it will be soon. You say that you have only received one from me. You know I wrote many more than that. I hope that they catch up with you. I am glad you liked the flowers. How they got Jim on it I don't know but you knew who they were from I'll bet. As you can see your letters come in batches so I don't get mail for a long time & then bingo, the Jackpot. Today I am 20 but It's funny I don't feel any older. (Ha Ha) By the way did I tell you I had seen Godfrey Viaux or however you spell it & Jack Byrne here too. Old home week. Jack Robinson is still here too. I have to go on parade soon, some fun these parades. This english beer is horrible the fellows all want to give it back to the horses. However we can't complain. Well I still haven't seen the inside of a plane over here but I might sometime I hope. How is the station there. Well dear, I know you are probably thinking of me now on my birthday, so I can say Lots of love

Your loving son Jack (not Jim)