Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, March 8, 1945

Title

Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, March 8, 1945

Description

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/1521

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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.

Mar. 8, 1945

Somewhere in the Philippines

My darling,

Just finished taking a shower following a hot volley ball [sic] game. The dust around here sure makes you take a shower often. The wind is blowing just about all of the time. It is nice for sleeping but is rather unpleasant during the day.

Quite a few of the fellows go in the ocean which is close to our area. Don’t seem to have any desire to go in swimming since the first few months at the hospital.

Still haven’t heard from you yet but didn’t expect it to reach me. Have written them at the hospital to send my mail to me.

Hope you are well.

Love always,
“Boobie”

[Page 2]

[See original document for envelope.]

Citation

Nelson, Manning, “Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, March 8, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1521.