Sam describes writing the current letter on a tablet that was recovered from "Adolf's Boys". He also describes reading about the "point system" used for discharging soldiers, and that if the war ends soon he won't have enough points for an earlier discharge than a year. He suggests Pauline read about infantry pay raises and letters he's received and asks to be sent food if anything is sent before Christmas.
World War 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Christmas; letter writing
Digital reproduction of a 2-page letter
Ashley M. Glirbas
Box C613, folder 2
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; September 10, 1944" (1944). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 446.