One more step in the progress of climbing the ladder. I made Staff Sgt. Today. It is about time but I guess I cannot kick. It is really a big help though as it makes me a Senior Non Commission Officer which means quite a bit in the Marine Corp. One year and five months I have been in service. Seems like 10 years. And still no signs that I will get out in the near future. But we will keep our hopes high darling as we have so very much to live for.
I went on a Navigation hop last night and surprised myself by coming back to the base on time. Really surprised my pilot more I think. I never will be able to understand the secrets of all the math behind this Navigation but then I never did claim to be a wizard on the subject. Remember I said that if I ever made Staff I would ask you if you would come to me. I realize how foolish I was now to expect you to come 6000 miles to be with me for a few days. We will be here indefinitely now. I don’t know what happened but we will not go out for a month anyway. They must be saving us for something really good. I received your letter honey and I wish you would be careful.
You know I would love to be there to rub your back and also your legs and even your whole body. I’ll bet you would like it too. We will do a lot of things like that dear when we are together again. It is the simple things that are the best in this life as I have found out. Give Mom and Dad my love and tell them to be patient with my family and I will reward them someday. Give Bernie a big kiss for me and tell him I think of him every day. Maybe someday he will fly with Daddy. Give the baby a big hug and tell him he had better be able to say Daddy before I come home or I will be very unhappy. I must close but only in writing as my thoughts are yours at all times.
Till that day I’ll be yours forever,