Fresh out of the envelope they were mailed in are two cards sent by Roy Winkler, who served in the Navy during World War II. Both cards are sent to his wife two days after Christmas of 1943.
“Dear Honey, love you and Tommy. Some of the fellows here are just about as dumb as these pictures show. The Marine instructors are tough but I haven’t had to drill with them yet. Love Roy.”
” Dear Honey, this is very true here at camp. They make you do everything opposite to what we’re used to doing. We do things the Navy way, which includes me honey. Love + Kisses from your Husband Roy.”
I Googled Roy Winkler and it looks like he made it home. There is a Roy Winkler from the Navy that was an EM2, which is written next to his name on both cards and stands for Electrician’s Mate Second Class, buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died in 2004.