From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; December 6, 1943. Sonny Boy starts off letting Pauline know that he has been moved to Fort Meade, Maryland and notes that he hasn't been shipped out to Japan just yet. He notes that he recieved new clothes(new pants, coat, shoes), stating that they are "perfect." He briefly dicusses guard duty from the night before and guard duty during the day. He also states that he doesn't know when she should send "the Santa Claus" as they don't know when they'll be shipped out or how long they'll be at Fort Meade. Notes the good food as well. The second letter starts off with saying it's okay to send the Christmas packages, as he spoke with the commander and got the go ahead. He mentions a "tank problem." Afterwards, it's hard to read what he states, most likely in a hurry.
Fort Meade (Md.)
Army life; Well-being; Military
Digital reproduction of two 2-page letters
Box C612, Folder 12
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; December 6, 1943" (1943). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 272.