• Scott Ginther

September 9th, 1944

Sept 9, 1944

France,


My darling;

I better write you while we are having a little rest. My letters sure are far between aren’t they honey. That just can’t be helped.

Last Tuesday I saw Fred Maye. Bill and I went to a mobile shower unit and while there, Fred came in. It’s the first time I’ve seen him since we left England. Had quite a conversation as all of us knew that you girls had been together lately. I wonder what you talked about this time. I really hope you had a good time.

Everything is the same with me. I guess I’ll always be taking care of this unit. Yesterday some Germans got behind me and I took one tank and 30 men and started after them. There were about thirty. I don’t think we got any cause we only fired about five shots and yet we chased them three miles. Betty if you remember how to play hide & seek well that is war without shooting.

Everyone in the unit is ok. It rains every day and we do get wet. And the last five nights it has really been cold. A little frost this morning on the ground.

Paul just came by and claims he’s ready to return to the states. Well I’m ready too.

Well Janey this is all for now. You know I’m ok up to now. If you see or call mom tell her you received this letter. I’ll write her the first chance I get. I sure will be glad to stay in a nice warm and clean bed with you . I’ll really be glad to do that. This is all this time. Be good. I love you much.

All my love,

Jack


About Me

I'm a father and a husband with a strong desire to continue learning.  You can follow me on Instagram where I'm saginther.  I've started a podcast, Letters from the Past, detailing my grandfather's experience in World War II.  On Facebook, I'm the Scott Ginther living in Cincinnati and you can always use e-mail where I'm saginthe@gmail.com