Sonny Boy explains his points (or Adjusted Service Rating Score) and his likelihood of coming home by Christmas. All of the men he began serving with have been transferred, and he isn't friends with any of the existing men in his battalion. He also talks about listening to music and how his pain is subsiding.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Well-being; Country Music
Digital reproduction of a 6-page letter
Hillary A. H. Richardson
Box C613, folder 11
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; September 8, 1945" (1945). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 558.