"You are taught to play for keeps so that the idea of harming, even killing, becomes too natural for you." --page 71
"The days aren’t so bad but at night you lie in your foxhole. It’s dark, it’s damp, it’s deathly quiet. You think about home, about old friends, the fun you’ve had, and you wonder if you will ever see them again." -- page 91
"The beam fell straight on the face of a German soldier. My knee was on his chest and since I was bending over, his face was about a foot from mine." --page 150.
Your Loving Son, "Ed" is a rare collection of more than 100 personal letters written by a World War II G.I. as he made his way through boot camp, with its rigorous training for war, and on to the Normandy Invasion and the hard-fought battles of Europe for which he received 5 Battle stars. Although only 18 when he enlisted, Edward J. Jennings, Jr., wrote wonderful, heartwarming letters of devotion to a family from which he had never been separated. These letters reveal his feelings, frustrations, fatigue and the horrors of war facing a soldier in combat.
Now, more than 50 years later, these unedited letters reacquaint us with the sacrifices our young men and women made which changed their lives forever.