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Mrs. Cecil Smith Toms Brook Virginia
T/5 BL Hottle 33537154 Btry C. 99 F A Bn APO 201 c/o PM San Francisco, Calif August 12, 1944 (Date)
Dear Ka Ka
Sorry I haven't written sooner but with the furlough and all I've been awful busy. The pictures of Les and Cathy were waiting for me when I got back and they sure cute. Looks like I'm really going to have some good looking relatives to meet when I get home.
I guess you heard all about my furlough thru the PO so I won't say any more about that except I wish it would have been in the states instead of Australia. We've got some business to do and I won't be able to write for a couple of weeks, I think -- so there'll be another delay in my correspondence. That picture of you and me was a Lu Lu and thanks again for the others. All the news seems good now so may be I'll be coming home before long. Love Bill V--MAIL