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Catalog Number 2003.31.62
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2003.31
Description Letter from George McCormac to Leona Perkins in Huntsville, Missouri from San Antonio, Texas. Comes with envelope. Written on YMCA paper with the phrase "With the colors" as the letter head. The letter is 17 pages, written on both front and back of the notepaper. Each page was numbered accordingly.

George mentions wrapping up a picture of himself to send to her, and that he has lost the mustache, taking it off thinking he would have his picture taken, which does not appear to be the case. Goes into talking about dreaming of her and how he wishes he could come home sometimes.
Discusses his schedule a little bit and learning the true meaning of "soldiering". Brings up being on "fatigue" which refers to army work. Talks about possibly moving soon, he thinks to Garden City or "some other training camp" where they will be trained for a few months. Brings up his friend Wesley and the meeting of his much older wife. Discusses the wife and how in love with her his friend was. Goes back into discussing Leona and thinking of home. Brings up the pair of wristlets she sent and says he thinks of touching her wherever he wears them. Acknowledges that he does receive her letters, there seemed to be some doubt on her part. Tells her he has not started smoking again. Finishes by saying he keeps all her letters. Signed: With [illegibile] love, George.
Date January 15, 1918
People McCormac, George
Subjects Correspondence
Letter Writing
Letters (Home)
Military life
Military camps
Schedules (Time plans)
World War I
Search Terms Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas