“Dear Jean & Jerry,
Yea- this is late alright but so many conflicting things always come up. Believe me it’s never intentional when I don’t answer right away so be patient.
I sent you a copy of the 8th division news today- I hope you will enjoy some of it.
I made out my application for O.C.S. tonight so I guess I’ll submit it and give it a try. My company commander talked to me today and asked when I was going to try for it. It takes a month or two for the interview, exam, etc. so I’ll still have to go on maneuvers but if I pass I may not be there for all of them. Maybe next time I come home I’ll be a Lieutenant. Maybe that’s wishful thinking too.
We have still been going up to Jeff. City on the weekends. Always have a fair time- the best part of it is just getting away from camp.
I’m on charge on quarters tonight so I have it quite soft. I just have to see that the lights go off and stay in the office.
We have Spring weather yet and it is sure swell.
Thank the Lord that Lorne got thru that campaign safely. I hope they get relieved like the Marines did.
I got the big picture of Dolores and kiddo it’s very beautiful. It is inconvenient to keep here and impossible to take on maneuvers so I planned to send it home. Maybe you kids would like to keep it for me. You could put it up in your home someplace. Let me know and if you have room I’ll send it to you. My picture should be ready in two weeks.
Nightie nite, Beany”