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Lawrence Hall letter to Helen and George "Papa" Hall, from Fort Fisher, North Carolina, Sunday 19, 1943

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I bet you are working hard now, Papa If I am in the States around Christmas I think I will put in for a furlough I don't know what [whether] I will get one or not but I am going to try hard enough because I would like to see every body before I I [sic] went across we are working hard enough, for something I dont know, Papa if you think Junior is coming home soon I wish I could be there when he comes boy we would have a swel time together I bet he is a real man, Papa I was talking to one of the Liutenant today and he ask me why I was getting so much work to do so I told him and he told me that I wouldn't get it from now on as much as I had been getting it well this is all I can think of now Lots of Love Lawrence