Leslie Oscar Evans "Letters to Home"

Letters written to the folks back home were saved by Evans' mother,
and excerpts can be read here, along with viewable photos (click the links)
- all pics are from Oscar's personal scrapbook.

June 20 / June 23
June 24 / June 25
June 28 / June 30
July 2 / July 5
July 7 / July 11
July 21 / July 23
July 26 / Aug 3
Aug 7 / Aug 9
Aug 15 / Aug 20
Aug 22 / Aug 29
Sept 2 / Sept 5
Sept 6 / Sept 8
Sept 10 / Sept 15
Sept 18 / Sept 20
Sept 20 / Sept 27
Sept 29 / Oct 3
Oct 9 / Oct 11
Oct 14 / Oct 16
Oct 18 / Oct 26
Nov 4 / Nov 19

Aug 15, 1945
How is every one after a big celebration. Or May be it was there like here, it has dragged along so much that the new had worn off when they finally did give up. Well its wonderful any way.
Haven't the slightest idea how long we will be over here. May have a job ferrying troops back to the states. Hope not. Wish the censorship wasn't so strict so we could tell something. Don't see how it could matter now tho.
I'm sleepy as heck. We were away for one night & I didn't get much sleep & less food. Came in last nite thru a big thunder storm. Sorta rough.
Well I have put in a lot of training to use it as little as I have. Wouldn't take any thing for the experience tho.
Well I have a pocket full of beer chits. May celebrate tonite. Last nite I celebrated by hitting the sack. Very nice here. I won't mind staying here for a while now. Just take it easy. We go swimming about every day. Water is too salty to suite me tho. Give me clear Tenn lake water.
Say has the power line been put thru yet? I hope so. I must have all the modern comforts. HA HA.
You folks are probably taking it easy now. Guess the peaches are finished & the tobacco cut. Don't guess I'll go in very heavy for farming when I get home. May try to start some kind of business of my own. You know bootleggin or some thing like that. What are the boys going to do? As little as they can get out of I guess. Well I better sign off. Take it easy & don't work too hard.

Love Oscar