Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 8, 1945

Title

Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 8, 1945

Description

Van Pelt tells his family that he is homesick.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

Date

Rights

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Relation

Van Pelt, Philip F. Cadet Letters, 1945-1949

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application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1960

Text

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8 October 1945

Dear Mom and Dad,

Well today was another of the hard days. I think by now, I’ve fully recovered from the longing or, rather, the liking for military life. All it is now is a heck of a job that I’ve got to stick to, whether I like it or not. I hope I won’t have to stay here any longer than necessary.

I got a letter from Liz at Randolph-Macon today. I got a card (late birthday) from the Ruhnens with a buck in it. When you write again write about what is going on at home. I want to hear it.

I know this letter doesn’t sound very cheerful. I’m just as

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tired and disgusted with this place as I can be, and I’m homesick as h - - -. I suppose it’ll take me a couple of days to pull out of it, but I don’t know.

I just can’t write anymore.

Love
Phil

Citation

Van Pelt, Philip F., “Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 8, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed January 31, 2023, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1960.

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