WAR LETTERS: VICTORY - 1945 Okinawa

LETTERS HOME FROM SOLDIERS AT WAR

All wars eventually come to an end. This section of our program
contains a single letter, written from Okinawa on V-J Day.

1945 Okinawa

Earlier in this program, we heard a letter from Captain Margaret Gaule of Omaha, Nebraska sent to her husband while she was stationed in Okinawa about conditions during the war. Captain Gaule and her husband, John, still live in Omaha. This letter shares Captain Gaule's emotions on V-J Day with her husband.

August 15, 1945, Okinawa V-J Day
Letter from Captain Margaret Gaule to her husband

August 15, 1945

My Darling Husband,

That Red Letter Day has finally come, and I'm so filled with happiness and thanksgiving. If only we could have been together on this great day. However, even though we were not together in person, we were in the thoughts of each other. My own husband I love you so much and from now every minute is lived in anticipation of that great day you and I will be together and then celebrate in our own way. Lucille and Marge went over to have a little cocktail in the nurses Red Hall but I don't feel like that tonight. I just want to be as close as I can to you tonight and this is my only means. I'm so happy that it's all over darling. I can't help crying. We have so much to be thankful for and especially I.

Precious, I must get ready for bed because I have slept little today and I'm pretty tired. Lucy and Marge are still celebrating somewhere, but I wanted all my celebrating to be with you.

Good night my loved one. Tonight I go to sleep realizing it won't be long until I will be able to go to sleep in your arms — my own darling husband. God grant it will be soon.

All my love,
Midge

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VICTORY

1945 Okinawa

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