August 8, 1943. Letter from Danny Badia to Leona Badia, née De Nardo

Title

August 8, 1943. Letter from Danny Badia to Leona Badia, née De Nardo

Subject

Italian-American, 1943

Description

Danny opens the letter as he customarily does, "My darling wife", even though they are not yet married. He suggests a GI wedding like the one he saw the day before and encourages Leona that if she comes to visit him that they will get married on site because only wives are allowed to stay in the guest house. He announces that the training will be 17 weeks so he will not be home before November and that he has lost weight and his hair is falling out. He does not want to send a photo to his mother so as not to worry her.

Creator

Danny Badia

Source

Badia Family Collection

Publisher

Italian Program, Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Date

1943-08-11

Contributor

Federico Tiberini, Vincenza Iadevaia, Viviana Pezzullo

Rights

Patricia Badia-Johnson

Format

Paper

Language

en

Type

Letter

Coverage

Camp Wolters, US-TX

Citation

Danny Badia, “August 8, 1943. Letter from Danny Badia to Leona Badia, née De Nardo,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 4, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/80.