From a package of 20 vintage postcards I purchased for $1 at a church rummage sale.
A serviceman (Whimpy/Jack/John) writes from Southeast Asia to his mother (Mammy/Mother/Mrs. E.B. Walker) in Chevy Chase, MD at the height of the Vietnam War.
May 1967: "Hi Mammy-I have a conference in Washington soon and will see you before long. Get strong! XXOO Whimpy"
June 1967: "Dearest Mammy...So glad to get your card that Lily Mae wrote for you...I have my leave orders and will see you soon! Much Love Whimpy"
July 1967: "Dearest Mammy-Finally caught up on my work and already planning my next leave home with you. Your late afternoon dizzy periods will soon get better. Next time we go to a Chinese restaurant! Much love Whimpy!"
Dec. 1967: (Mother has a new address) "Dearest Mother-Miss you very much!... XX Jack"
Feb 1968: "Dearest Mother-I think you will enjoy seeing this beautiful picture...Much Love! XX Whimpy"
October 1968: "Dearest Mother I am three days late in writing....but a long letter soon. Much love XXOO Jack"
The last postcard in the series.
Nov 5, 1968:(Election Day, Nixon defeats Humphrey) "Dearest Mammy - I am listening to the election. Seems to be very close. Mailed you a Christmas present and am going to try and come home. XXOO Much, Much Love Whimpy."
Names: Jack Walker, Col John W. Walker, Whimpy Walker, Mrs E.B Walker, Art and Eva, Lily Mae, Jony, Art Sweberg, Nancy, Jean O
Address: 4007 Underwood St, Chevy Chase, MD