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[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, May 1941]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. in May 1941. The letter is written on the back of a program for Mothers' and Dads' Day at A&M. He tells his parents when to come to the college to see a review, and mentions that he made reservations for his family to dine in the mess hall. He declines an offer to be a leader at a summer camp because he'll still be in school. He concludes by deciding to work and save money.
Date: 1941
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 30, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 30, 1944. Willis mentions that the mail is getting through again, and regrets hearing that Waco has been so hot recently. He recalls that dove season opens on September 1st, and he wishes he could go. He also mentions that he's talked to a friend who recently got married, and Willis doesn't think his friend was in the right position to get married. He's gone swimming a lot recently, and he hasn't gotten to see Robert, Jr. yet.
Date: August 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 31, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 31, 1944, detailing a visit he's had from Robert [Evans] Jr. He details the things they talked about, and going to look at Robert's plane. He also mentions eating at the fields mess hall off of real American ware.
Date: August 31, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 6, 1944, saying he hasn't gotten any of their letters, but he has gotten a few boxes in the mail. He says he's got some pictures he'll send to them in his next air mail letter. He also mentions a friend who's been stationed nearby and is going to come to the club that night.
Date: December 6, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 21, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 21, 1943. He arrived safely in Italy, and likes it a great deal more than he did North Africa. He comments on the fruit and nuts that grow in Italy, and mentions that he has finally received many letters and packages from home.
Date: December 21, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 23, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr., on December 23, 1944. He tells of a friend who came back from the Rest Camp recently, with whom he compared the sights of Rome, and explains that someone broke into his footlocker and stole a fountain pen he'd gotten from Robert Evans, Jr., as well as a hunting knife. He wonders what kind of soldier would do something like that, and seems sure that the perpetrator will be caught.
Date: December 23, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 11, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 11, 1944, telling about a movie he saw recently. He says it was pretty good, but he's seen better. He also complains about the cold, but he's put paper between his mattress and the bed springs, so he thinks he'll be warmer.
Date: December 11, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 27, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 27, 1944. He explains that each soldier is allotted three Cokes a week starting March 1, and realizes that he's forgotten the taste. He went to see a movie and enjoyed it, and plans on going to a church service that night.
Date: February 27, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, January 3, 1945]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr., on January 3, 1945, apologizing for not writing sooner. He explains that they had to move the camp up, and that sometimes Italy can be pretty. They're camped near the mountains, and he's glad they aren't on them, because the snow must be cold. He confirms that he got the pictures they sent him, and hopes that everyone will be home for Christmas this year.
Date: January 3, 1945
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, January 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr., on January 14, 1943. He mentions a friend who has gone AWOL, and who will lose his citizenship if he doesn't turn up in 2 days. He also details the war bonds he's taken out and how much money he's going to send home to put in the bank.
Date: January 14, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, January 19, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr., on January 19, 1943, asking them not to send any socks as he already has too many clothes. He sends his condolences upon the death of a Mrs. Naylor, and says he was sorry to hear about a friend losing his leg in an airplane crash.
Date: January 19, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 19, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis Sr. on August 19, 1943. He asks them to tell him if anything bad happens to them without delay, due to his friend Harmon's family informing him that one of them needed an operation only after it was done.
Date: August 19, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis