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Byron ArmbrusterĀ Correspondence to Eloise Higgins, January 1945

January 6, 1945

Belgium
6 Jan. '45

Dearest -

Just a note to let you know that I'm O.K. Yesterday three packages caught up with me, Marcille and Bert's, your dads and your grandmothers. I'm sorry I haven't the time to write letters just now, so please thank them for me and I'll write them at a later date. It was so kind of your dad and grandmother to remember me.

Yesterday I received cards from Aunt Bertha, Garnet, Alamada, Francile Huser and mother. Nearly each of them also contained a short letter.

I understand that the radio and newspapers back home are giving our Division the headlines, so you will be kept abreast with the news. I'm right in the midst of it, but I assure you I'm O.K.

Dear, you and mother are in my thoughts always. Please write often.

With All My Love,
Be - Be

January 18, 1945

Belgium
18 Jan. '45

Dearest -

Sorry I haven't written sooner. I've just been pretty busy. I assure you I'm in perfect health and getting along fine.

I haven't received any mail for several days but I expect them to come through in a bunch. I owe so many letters but I'm only writing you and the folks for the time being.

Thank s a million for the beautiful and tasty Christmas box. Please thank Mrs. Gerken for the box she sent me.

I'll write you a longer letter in a few days so good nite dear.

With All My Love,
Be - Be

January 25, 1945

25 Jan '45
France

Dearest -

Sorry I haven't forgotten you, just been a little to busy. I hadn't received any news from home since Dec. 30th, until today I received a card from Mrs. Bennett, Helen and Blaine Foughty and Lollie, also letters from Frances Mary and Mother Brinkman. It was all old mail dated Nov. 8th and 10th. I can't remember when I last received a letter from you. Quite a while back, I received the picture of dad that mother sent. I'm still carrying the money order that the factory sent me for Christmas, as there is no way of cashing it, here. It really doesn't matter, as we don't have any use for money anyway.

Did you ever hear where Chas. Benecke is now stationed? Last week I was in the same town as Lawrence Kurtz.

Dear, I've even picked the name for our little love nest. How do you like it? "Atlanta Haven". Ask Mrs. Brinkman how she likes it. Please thank your people for the lovely Christmas presents, just what I wanted, eats.

Mother Higgins, the poem was lovely, thanks a million, but I miss your letters. Please don't let me down.

With All My Love,
Be - Be

P.S. Greetings Grandma Frease and Dad Higgins

January 30, 1945

France
30 Jan. '45

Dearest -

We seem to be a little more settled now for a while, I hope, so perhaps I shall be able to do more writing.

To-day brought me two Christmas packages. One form the Brinkmans and one from the factory headquarters, from New York. It was indeed a grand box including my favorite razor blades, Personia. They send me some from time to time and I had a quite a few saved up, and what happened? They are at the bottom of the Channel.

Please thank the Brinkmans for the swell box and tell her that Be - Be is the nickname that the boys have given me. Its my two first initials.

I hope you have been able to keep up with my, during my latest moves. I've been jumping from country to country as you do from town to town.

Dear, I wish I could tell you how and where I spent the holiday but that must wait. You perhaps know the latter.

With All My Love,
Cpl. Be - Be.

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