Nov. 17, 1944
Dear Dad –
I don’t have much time to write – but I’ll tell you what happened to my furlough.
The Col. doesn’t want to give it to me until he’s a little more sure what kind of position the team is in. I may get it tonight or tomorrow – or maybe next week – or maybe not at all. I really don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m going to keep the money just in case. I don’t guess I have to tell you how sorry I am to have not gotten the furlough – or to even have told you about it and got you thinking I was coming home. Oh, well, that’s the Army for you. Let’s put it this way –
See you soon –
Tomorrow another quick note from Dave to the folks back home, telling them about a quick and surprising move.