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Letters from Lorne Ward

Lorne August 5th, 1944

Malaria Control, South Pacific

Malaria Control, South Pacific

“Dear Mom & Pop,

I’m coming home soon. I’m too excited to write more than that.

Love,

Lorne”

Lorne May 22nd, 1944

Infantrymen Find Cover Behind A Tank

Infantrymen Find Cover Behind A Tank

“Dear Pop,

Received your May 3rd letter the other day. Thanks a lot. Yes, I had a letter from Elaine so I know pretty much of the situation in regard to them.

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Lorne May 21st, 1944

Sniper Patrol, New Georgia

Sniper Patrol, New Georgia

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Received your letter some time ago, but have neglected writing because there is absolutely nothing to write about. All we do is work and train, work and train. The Army seems to operate on the theory that all work and no play makes a damn good soldier.

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Lorne May 15th, 1944

Battle For New Georgia

Battle For New Georgia

“Dear Mom & Pop,

Today is Mother’s Day. I hope you received the Mother’s Day V-mail greeting I sent you and also the flowers. Being at such a distance and trying to send you flowers through the Army P.X. system is sort of a hopeless proposition.¬†Perhaps they did get through though and I want you to know I really mean it when I send you best wishes for Mother’s Day. If I have been able to do my share in this war and if I have had a certain amount of success in doing so, it is all because of the care and effort of both of you. I want you to know that I appreciate it a lot.

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