Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, February 27, 1945

Title

Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, February 27, 1945

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Manning wrote this v-mail letter to "Lib" while stationed somewhere in the Philippines.

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The Citadel Archives and Museum

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English

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Text

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https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1515

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Richland (S. C.)

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[Page 1]

M. L. Nelson Jr

Mrs. Manning L. Nelson Jr
Veterans Hospital
Columbia,
S.C.

Capt. M L. Nelson Jr 0366353
305th F.A.Bn. Med. Sec.
APO# 77. PM San Francisco
Calif.

Feb, 27, 1945

Somewhere in the Philippines.

Dearest “Lib,”

Am just about settled now and am enjoying myself. Don’t mind the setup at all around here. We have gotten very good food since I arrived here. Of course I won’t have a chance to practice much medicine but feel that I have been rather fortunate in being in a hospital as long as I have been.

Wish I could describe everything around here but we aren’t allowed to write about such things. Am just about over my trip now and feel much better.

Hope that you are well and not worried about me as I’m in the best of health and spirits. Miss you more than words can express but there isn’t anything I can do about it.

Is the war bonds coming every month? Keep me posted on this. By the way how much are you making at the hospital?

All my love,
“Boobie”

[Page 2]

[See original document for envelope.]

Citation

Nelson, Manning, “Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, February 27, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1515.