April 24, 1945
April the 23 being my
birthday, I received a birthday card from you, also one from Grandma Hussell,
a letter from Grandma Moore and Aunt Jewell.
Mother, I will write you a
letter, if I can - will only do my best. It is much easier to tell about it,
when I have to. I dont like to write about my self and what I have done. I
can only feel that God is guiding and protecting me.
If it wasn't for God and His protection, I wouldn't be
here now to write you.
I don't believe there is ever
a boy that goes into the plane - especially in combat - that isn't saying
And the same way just before we go into an attack. It
makes you feel alot better and gives you more courage to say a few words to
I have made eight jumps with
one Combat jump. The Combat jump was the easiest one I made. I didn't have
any idea what it was like on the ground with enemy all around me, but it was
a job that had to be done. I felt I was doing it for my Lord, as well as my
Country - and helping my Buddies. I felt the Lord was with me and that He
lead me, and that whatever happened would be the way God saw best.
While I was standing there
waiting for the signal to jump, I said a prayer, asking God to lead me the
way he saw best.
I was the second man to jump from my plane. When the
Lt. in front yelled, "Let's go!!, all my fears and funny
feelings seemed to leave me and we were gone.
Trusting the Lord in a way is
like trusting a parachute. If you don't give them a chance, they won't help
you. You jump and trust the 'chute to bring you safely to the ground. But,
if you don't trust the 'chute enough to jump, it won't help you. If you
don't trust the Lord , He won't save - but if you trust Him, He will save
The Lord has brought me
through this far, and I trust and pray he is still by my side, and those who
trust Him Always.
Well, when I started writing
this I didn't think I could, but it seems the more I write the more I want
If the people at home could
see and realize what the boys over here have seen and are still seeing and
going through with, I believe they would have better and more Christian Homes
to come back to.
Tell all the
for me. I am still waiting and praying for the time to come when I and all
the other boys can come home to stay*
Love Coy Lee