Am. E.F. France
October 26th, 1918
Trusting that you will find a small corner in the “good old Enterprise” for the following message to my friends:
How very very much I would like to write to each of you and tell each personally how much I appreciate your thoughts of one who is quite a far way from you. But should I undertake such a task (for task it would be as I have so many who are my friends in old Martin County), I am afraid that I would not have time for any other duties.
You will please take this message, each one of you, as a personal letter from me and know that although I have not written to you, I am constantly thinking of all and I am only waiting for that glorious day when I shall be back with you once again.
Since leaving the States July 23rd, 1917, I have had many varied experiences, which would interest all to a certain extent. I am sure but especially those who know something about the aviation game. Some day I hope to be able to relate them to you.
I am very glad to be able to say that I am well, happy and getting along very well in every respect. The only think I would have you do to give me more pleasure is for each one of you to write me a long letter telling me all the news. Do not think that you do not know anything to tell me for I would be so very interested in anything at all. For instance, how did the crops turn out? Were the prices good? Improvements going on? And Oh! Just ANYTHING. Remember that I have almost forgot that there is a place which looks like a real American Town. These French Villages are so different.
James W. Watts Jr.
1st. Lt. A.S., U.S.A.