Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Our thanks to Mrs. Elmer WENDELL, of 1405 West 2nd St., McCook, Neb., for the interesting letter concerning her
husband, Pfc. Elmer Glen WENDELL, who has an APO address, and which may be obtained upon request at the Record-News
office. The letter reads as follows:
"As Delphos is Elmer's home town, I thought perhaps his friends would like to
know where he is. Since September 1, he has been in foregin service. I'm sure he'd be glad to hear from anyone who wants
to to write to him as he gets so home-sick at times.
"We had two short visits here, delays en route, one in June and
one in August. He got acquainted then with Billy, our 14-month-old son, whom he never had seen. We spent a week in Grand
Island, too, with his parents.
"Before he had his last furlough he was sent to San Antonio, Texas, and got to see his
brother, Kenneth, after a 20-month separation. While he is gone I am living with my sister in McCook. Her husband is
"I have heard once from Elmer. He couldn't tell me anything only that he was in New Guinea. I know
he'd like to hear from all his friends."
Submission by Theola Weeda, June of 2013
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2013
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