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Jan. 17 - 1944

[[image]] Dear Hedda, no mail from you yet - last I heard of you was the telegram I received just before I left China a month ago - I wrote you a lot and who knows when you'll receive it and then months after I'll get an answer to a letter written months ago. I wrote you a lot and who knows when you'll receive it and then months after I'll get an answer to a letter written months ago and that will anyway be old, letters are always old. What I want to know is now, this moment today how are you and where you are and what are you doing and thinking and how are you dressed today. War is cruel for those things and I'm no more looking for new things, every day a discovery, and I can't afford to lose you. I tried to be gay when I went to write you this letter but I just cannot so I'm writing you what you see. I want you to write me a lot, every day, I don't know how long I'll stay here but when I'll move I won't be too far and letters will reach me, keep writing to the same address until I'll tell you to change. I sent you today a telegram and I sent it via army so the code name is AMIGO, I think I was mistaken when I gave you the navy word they don't take telegrams. I love you Ledda, very much and all I want is to see you. Yours S.
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