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Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family. 14/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.

5th November 1942
USS Ulysses S. Grant

Dearest Kat,

We're going to land soon. The next few days or so. We had a mission briefing on the 1st and got told what we're supposed to do and where we're supposed to go and every thing. There's no point in telling you now exactly where on account of all our mail getting censored but maybe after we've been here a while it'll be OK to. Every body is looking forward to getting off the ship. It doesn't stink so bad as it did when we left home but it's still awful and some of the lads are still sea sick.

They're collecting all our mail today so it can be looked through and sent home so this pile of letters I got can finally go on its way. I don't know what we'll get up to when we're on land again so this is probably the last chance to write for a while. Captain Wainwright said that any mail coming to us will have to catch up to us where ever we're at which will probably be a while happening and that's if it makes it across the ocean. U Boats are hard to spot and sink and have been sinking a lot of ships all over the place, he said. I'll be fair angry if the ship taking our mail home gets sank!

Next time you see Jack Toolan please ask him to be sure to keep an eye on Peter after he's out of prison. It ain't fair but I don't trust him. He'll get up to his old tricks before long and that'll be bad for you. I wrote to him to tell him to behave but I don't think he will. He's not a bad lad he's just soft. If he gets up to trouble again tell Jack right away. You got enough to worry about without him being a problem too. The word's gone out that they're collecting our mail now so I got to end this short. I don't know when I'll be able to write again because we'll be busy getting ready to land then of course we'll be fighting and then on the march probably.


Love always,

Joe

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