This week I will be posting letters written in July of 1944. Lad and Marian are awaiting Lad’s move to an Embarkation Camp and Marian’s drive to Trumbull. Dan is in London following the hustle before D-Day and Ced is still in Anchorage, working at the airfield and gaining flying time towards his Pilot’s license. Dick is in Fortaliza, Brazil coordinating things between the Army and the local workers and Dave continues at Camp Crowder, receiving more specialized training.
Marian (Irwin) Guion
Pomona July 17 ‘44
Dear Dad –
Things are still pretty much “on ice” as far as we are concerned. If the Army knows when we are going to move they are keeping it a deep dark secret. But knowing the Army, we are mighty suspicious.
We have been trying to tie up all the loose ends so that we can move on a moment’s notice, and Lad has spent every spare minute that he’s had, which aren’t many, working on the Buick so that she will be ready, too, for a cross-country jaunt, if the occasion demands it.
Because Lad is rationing off the post, we have a “C” sticker so we were able to get 3 brand-new Grade 1 tires, so I shouldn’t have any serious tire trouble either.
The boys are coming in from Camp Haan today – Lad had to get up at 3:30 this morning so that he would be in camp in time for reveille, so, needless to say, we are glad they are coming back to Pomona.
We are enclosing the first installment on our loan, by way of a Postal Money order for $50.00. We’re sorry it is so late in arriving but the Army held us up this month.
This doesn’t seem to be a very lengthy letter but that’s all the news we have this week.
All our love,
Lad and Marian
Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday I will be posting a letter from Grandpa to “Sons of the North, East, South and West”. On Friday, more news from Marian – and Lad – with requests.