|Receives interesting Letter From Her Brother Oct 1943
Mrs. John Wagaman of Reliance has received several letters from her
brother, Emil Hoffer, since he was inducted in the armed forces of the
united States in March, 1942. He has been located somewhere in Australia
for a little over a year, and wrote his sister a letter recently as
Dear Sister: Well I got your letter and I will answer
it tonight. I am just fine and I hope all of you are the same. How is
everything back there now? Did you get all of your grain cut? How are
all the rest of the kids? It will be time for them to go to school
Did you hear from Walter yet and is he still in California?
Gee, Walter made Corporal in a hurry. He seems to get a lot of
furloughs. I got 11 days since I left there, but sure didn't enjoy
Say, you asked me a question, but I can't tell you, but the
answer is "no". Amy sent me a picture of Sharon the other day. It didn't
take long for your letter to get here.
Well I don't know what more to write, so here is hoping to
hear from you soon. Tell the kids hello for me and answer as soon as you
Love, your brother Emil
So many of the boys in the service like to get the news from home so
Mrs. Wagaman has ordered the Advocate-Leader sent to Emil as a Christmas
present. We hope he gets the paper in due time and that he will get a
lot of enjoyment out of it.
Lyman Soldier is Now in Hospital Overseas. March
Emil Hoffer, Lyman county soldier, who has been in combat service
overseas, writes that he is in a hospital recovering from injuries. His
family had not heard from him in many months. The recent letter brought
much relief to his family. Emil does not give much information, but
writes as follows:
Just a few lines to let you know that I received the
package and I really enjoyed it and surely want to thank you for it. You
also asked me if I wanted anything else. I do not know what I need at
this time. I hate to have packages come over here because it takes too
long for them to get here.
At present, I am in the hospital. I have been here for five
days, but when I'll get, I don't know. I can write and tell you
what I am in for. If I did, my letter would never pass the censor. But
so far, I am doing fine. I hope all of you back there are fine.
I also got your letter and Pearl's picture. She sure looks
good. Well, I'll have to close and go to bed. I sure have some nice
nurses in the ward where I am.
Well, goodbye and write, even if you don't hear from me
often. Emil Hoffer