Ft. Riley, Kansas.
Sept. 4, 1942
First, I must tell you that I miss you something awful. Hope you are getting along okay. All the way down here I thought of you, and wished that you were with me.
From all I’ve seen so far, I’m gonna like the place, but I’m gonna be awfully busy. Just loafed mostly all day. Tried to get your saber, but they don’t have any in stock. They hope to have some in soon. Will keep trying, darling.
Got to see Mom, Dad, the baby sister, and Aunt Scottie for about 10 or 15 minutes in Cheyenne. They all asked where you were and why you weren’t with me. As I thought, Mom was pretty hurt about my not being married by a priest, but I promised here we’d get it all straightened out as soon as possible. I’m awfully sorry to have hurt her feelings, but I’ll never be sorry that I married you, never. In fact, it’s the best thing I ever did.
Marjorie, darling, you’ll never know how much I love you. I’ve tried a thousand times to tell you, and I hope you know.
What did they have to say at the office Tuesday? Bet you caused a stir.
Hope you can send the pictures soon. I want to see the most beautiful bride who ever walked. Darling, you were beautiful. Each time I think of you I love you more. Wish we could be together soon so I could tell you over and over how beautiful you are and how much I love you.
Please give my very best regards to the Jensens, Edna and Dorothy, and thank Mrs. Jensen again for all her trouble in getting things ready for you. Also Nell and Doc. Had hoped to write them on the train, but never got it done.
Must close now and get to bed. Don’t forget your husband and write as soon as you can. Must give you my address again, as it’s a little different from what I told you.
Goodnight, my darling. I’ll be dreaming of you, and thinking of you constantly.
All my love to the sweetest wife in the world.
Your loving husband,
Troop “A” Officers Candidate School
Bldg. No. 93
Fort Riley, Kansas.
I love you.