March 22, 1946
Dear Gang –
This is it! Well, it’s a start anyway. Tomorrow I leave for the Pepple Depple (Army slang, People Depot, where the men start their journey to wherever they are going). I should be on my way home within two weeks – possibly it will be only a few days.
I’d planned on getting some things as presents to bring home – but my time came to suddenly. In fact I’m rushing right now. So I’ll close this. It may be my last ’til I get home – so –
Be seein’ ya,
Tomorrow I begin posting a week of letters written in 1944. As usual, Grandpa informs his sons (and daughter-in-law) of the latest gossip in Trumbull and includes quotes from letters written by Dave and Marian.