From an Army truck near Camp
Blanding, Fla., Private "Pop" Johnson tossed a note to any girl it
I'm just a soldier, lonesome and blue
You write to me and I'll write to you.
Private Johnson got a reply next day:
I received this note, and since you're
Here's two weeks K.P. cheer for you.
It was signed by Lieut. Colonel James A. Webb, commander of Private Johnson's outfit.
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