postmarked Oct 11 1943 Charleston SC
from CPL John Maxwell to Minerva Maxwell Spickard Mo c/o Glen Hamilton
take care of this picture for me
Oct 9 1943
Well I will try to write a few lines tonite I have not had much time to write this week. If nothing happen will have some new soil under our feet before long I am going to send my hand bag home with lot of stuff in it my iron is there you can used it if have place they have given us new clothes now I am sending two pairs pant and shirt and my shoes home so pop can wear them If you see the folk tell them I may not get to write for awhile as we will be busy
I am going to have 15 dollar a month sent to you put it in the bank so will have it when come home but put it in your name so you can take it out any time that you have to. Don't put it in my name for you never would be able to get it out. Well I will close for this time.