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Training in the USA

July 24, 1943

Letters from Theodore Katz

man in uniform and woman seated posing in a back yard

Ted and Helen, likely at Meridien Park. Photo courtesy of Richard Katz.

[postmarked July 24, 1943]

Sat. A.M.

Dear Helen,

Arrived here yesterday after as hot and dirty a trip as I ever saw, and since then have been unpacking equipment in temperatures up to 110°.

I have about 5 minutes to write this as we will soon be moving out to the maneuver area – and I know I won’t be able to say much in such a short period.

If you could see me now – I’m sure you’d scream and run for help. Dirty, unshaven, sweat soaked and writing this on a tree stump in the middle of a swamp.

A far cry from Washington and pleasantries but I’m practicing mind over manner by thinking of you and the wonderful evening last Monday – From here it all seems like a dream.

We’ll be here about 6 wks. or so and will write more when I get the chance. – If you don’t write soon I promise I’ll run right up and throw you into that pond in Meridien Park.

Hurriedly Yours,

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