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Nurse Ruth Beery: Correspondence with Next of Kin (Letter 53)

[El Paso Texas]
May 17 1946

Capt. Ruth Beery – N-741970
Dear Friend:
Recieved [Received] your kind letter, a bit late because
I have moved to an other house. So please accept my
apologies for being so long in answering you.
Your letter was a great comfort to me, in know-
ing that my son was given the best of care. I know
that the U.S. Army, takes care of its own.. But still
in every Mother’s heart is a doubt of how her sons
were taken care of, for in her heart no care is the
best than the care she can give.
I want to thank you for taking the time in wri-
tting [writing] to me, I wanted to hear from somebody who was ne-
ar him. For I understand you were. I don’t want to how
he spent his last hours. But if he was in comfort and
in good hands. Now in your letter you have told me
what I always wanted to know. So Receive my thank [thanks] from
the bottom of my heart.
As long as there are people like you in this world
thing are bound to be better.
Manuel, was a good son, since he was in school he
look [looked] after the welfare of his 4 brothers & sisters. Was
a great help to me, before he went away he supported
me and his brother and sisters, seeing that they attend-
ed school. What he did has proven to have come out al-
right, his brothers and sisters are as he wanted them
to be. I am dong my best so that his younger brother
and sister, have what he would have wanted them to have.
I’ll put them through school as he would have done.
Well receive my thanks again, for I don’t really know
what to do to show you my apreciation [appreciation], if ever you are
in El Paso, you have a home in my house, not an expensive
but comfortable.

Very gratefully yours
(Mrs) Amada G. Salcido
1305 E. Overland St.
El Paso Texas

[envelope marked "ans"]

Box/Folder: 33/056

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