June 12th 1919
My Dear Elsie.
Just a hurried line before I start. This letter will travel with me in the official mail bag, the first mail to be carried over the Atlantic. Love to all.
Your Loving Brother
Sidenote: When I first looked at the letter I thought it was addressed to "elise." I got all excited, thinking my name was somewhere in history. Turns out I am simply a little dyslexic.