I Go to the Front in High Spirits

We finally will set out.
At this late date, there is nothing that needs to be said.
While delighting now in how happy I am, I have no anxiety about the future, and I dance for joy as I leave for the front.
Please look after your health, and I pray that you will live a long life.
Well then, I go to the front in high spirits.

Respectfully, Koki
To: My Esteemed Father and Mother

Koki Kobayashi Mikoto             
Killed in Action on April 13, 1945, above Chiba Prefecture
from Enemy Aircraft Fire during Air Combat
Born in Toyano, Niigata-shi, Niigata Prefecture
Age: 23