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Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her Parents, 5 April 1944

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Object ID: WV0253.4.016

Description: Fisher is sending money home, buying cigarettes for soldiers going overseas, and has a new base address.

Creator: Marcelle K. Fischer

Biographical Info: Marcelle K. Fischer served in the WAC from 1942-1945.

Collection: Marcelle Fischer Papers

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Full Text: Dear Mom and Pop:

Well, here I am on C. Q. so am trying to answer all the mail I can. I wanted to go to church, but didn't get there. Am going tomorrow but shall miss home on Holy Thurs. - Mom here is 20 dollars - please spend $10.00 for you and Pa and the rest you can put in the bank. Seems money disappears. Bought several cartons of cigarrettes [sic] for kids going overseas. Well, guess I fell asleep and the phone just woke me. I've really been working had [sic] setting up all these files.

One of the officers that had left his clothes in our office called - he was flying and retuned to find the office locked - so I have to go down there now and let him in--so he can get his clothes - well, here I am back again - the kids in operations told me that Lt. Homm finally asked them to locate Sgt. Fischer as she could help him - There are a few officers that really think I can move mountains or do anything - It is for those that make things bearable, that the army is worth while. Well Mom have to close - base address has been changed again.

S/Sgt. M. F.; 225th CCTS., Wac; A.A.B. Rapid City, S. Dak.

Happy Easter, Marcelle

P.S. Do you ever hear from Alvina. I wish she would come here for a vacation. Call the Webers for me & say hello. Tell them how busy I am, but that I think of them.

Love, Mars