July 7, 1945
Dear Louie & Dick & Dad & Family,
Had a pleasant trip out, arriving without any delay at 11:00. I have the week-end off before starting training again. It seems as if I was wrong about giving over right away. We will be here 10 weeks and then it will be a while before any-thing happens. Ill tentatively advance the date to the 1st of October.
I stepped off the plane into a pile of sand. That is Tucson, a big pile of sand. The base is real nice the food is out of this world. Ill probably weighed 250# by the time I leave here.
The radio has caused some comment and I’ve been offered $40 for it already. It sure works good out here. I can get a dozen
Tell herman that I looked for trousers and they had no 38″ waists. The PX is very small here.
P.S. Davis-Monthan field was named after two tucson boys killed in the last war. A bit out of the ordinary in names for a field.
P.P.S. They will never name a field after me.