Victory

A letter from William Logan dated 14 August 1945 describing his feelings about V-J Day.
Courtesy Brad Logan

Cpl. W. C. Logan
C-1-24-4th Div
August 14 1945

My Darling,
Well, today is the day I guess we’ll always remember. The end of the war with Japan. I thought I’d be jumping and hollering and raising the devil, but I don’t feel any different. If anything, I feel sort of sad. I keep thinking of the guys that can’t celebrate with us. The guys with no legs or arms. Nola, I have so much to be thankful for. I’ve thanked God that I am still alive and too that I have the sweetest and bravest wife in the world. I love you, Nola.

Have a big parade & review tomorrow. Better hit the sack as I have to shake a leg in the morning.

No mail, Baby. See you tomorrow.
All my love
Bill


3 thoughts on “Victory

  1. Stunning response, surely seems to indicate the level of shock, and probably wariness about it finally having come to a conclusion. I hope Bill and Nola had many great years after the war.

    1. Chuck, Dad and Mom were married for 65 years, both passing at age 90, Dad in 2009 and Mom in 2011. Thanks for your thoughtful note.

  2. Thanks for the post on your website, Geoff. Hope all is well.

    Brad

    On Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 9:36 AM First Battalion, 24th Marines wrote:

    > missingmarines posted: ” Courtesy Brad Logan Cpl. W. C. LoganC-1-24-4th > DivAugust 14 1945My Darling,Well, today is the day I guess we’ll always > remember. The end of the war with Japan. I thought I’d be jumping and > hollering and raising the devil, but I don’t feel any differe” >

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