July 17, 1943
(His parents think he is still in Casablanca)
Yesterday I finally managed to get some mail from you, tho’ with the mail situation still messed up, I see that I’m missing one of Mom’s letters and some of Dad’s. All were certainly most welcome, as that was the only mail in 3-1/2 weeks – I haven’t received any from Lois and wonder whether she has gotten mine.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, but as I’ve told you, my birthday was officially postponed and I think Lois’ will likewise be postponed a few days anyway.
Perhaps, however, she has already received the packages you mention. I hope so.
Loads of love,