Sept. 5, 1944
Yes it's me. But now I'm not so sure you
want to hear from me. But I
do hope you'll understand.
I got my furlough here and had 15 days. Well, I also had four days
traveling time which isn't much. I had thirteen days home. I made
pretty fair time. But no matter how I figured it out I couldn't see a way
to Vt. You see my dad is in the San. here and has been for almost a year.
And I hadn't been home for about three years and a half. But now if I make
another trip I'll have more time. And am in hopes I'll be able to go to
Vt. Did you get my card? You see I was thinking of you all.
Well I got back here the worst of wear. The trip was rough but well
worth it. I had a pretty fair time. Most of the good time was on the
way back as I was with an Army nurse. A 2nd Lt. Boy was she a nice
kid. But O! You Kid. Any way it was nice till she left. Then
it was rough. I'd give a good deal to be stationed some where near her.
Although we aren't supposed to go with them. Dam [sic] these Army Rules.
Seems the officers want first pick. But here was one time they didn't get
Well by this time Bet.[sic] is home. Bet she sure is glad to be there.
Seems so nice to get out of work for a while. Inclosed [sic] is a picture
of Jackie as she is now. I think she's it.
Well, we are working on our cabin again getting it ready for winter.
And it is snowing a little here now. So it won't be long. As yet we
have no snap shots but I'll send thejm when we get them.
Well I guess I'll have to close now for a while but don't forget to write.
And again I'm sorry I didn't get to see you.
Envelope: from - Pvt. Richard A. Cluff,
20 151 770, Utilities Section, 1468th A.A.F. Base Unit, A.P.O. 973 c/o PM,
Minneapolis, Minn.; postmarked - Sep 8, 1944, U.S. Army Postal Service; to - Mr.
Ralph Brewster, Cambridge, Vermont