Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
February 26, 1945. Dear Mom, Tonight I received four letters from you: January 5, 15 31 and February 14th. I really appreciated them very much. But two of them are definitely not the type of letter I enjoy receiving. I hate to think of you worrying as much as you must be, even though I know it canít be helped. When I get letters filled with as much alarm as two of these were, I think I must worry about you as much as you do about me. You must realize that these government telegrams all say the same thing, and you should try to take it easy. You donít know how much easier on me this whole mess would be if I only thought that it wasnít quite so hard on you and Dad. I really donít find it as hard as some of these colorful combat reports lead one to believe, so donít you make your life too miserable. Love, Burnett.