Belle’s Box – 2-73

This entry is part 228 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book two, hence the 2-xx numbering.



Mr. Chas Tinker
Manton Michigan

Senders name:

Sgt Clinton L. Ashley
Co G 137th Inf A.P.O. #32
???San Francisco, Cal
Nov. 30, 1943

Hi Folks,
I received your very most and welcome Xmas card which I sure were very glad to receive.

I suppose that you are busy sawing
out lumber for the folks around there?

I am in the very best of health
and hope that this find you both
the same when it arrive there.

I supppose you have got your dear
this fall.

I hope that you have a very
Merry Xmas and a happy new years.
So take good care of yourselfs for there
is a big winter comming on.

So close
your friend


I had never seen a V mail letter before I picked this one out of the box. It is very tiny, 4 x 5 inches. There is a stamp the the upper left corner indicating that the censor passed it. I can see why, it says absolutely nothing about anything related to the war. I do not know the relationship, if any of Ashley to the Tinkers, I also do not know why Clinton L. Ashley signed the letter as “Mike”.

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