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Postmark: 02/12/1943

Return Address:
Pvt. Vincent Misitano
Roster 605 Co. L
1301 Service Unit
New Cumberland, PA

Dearest Mother,

    I am feeling fine and hope that you are the same. Well, mom, I got all my clothes today, 4 suits in all, we got all of our clothes in about half an hour and it's all a perfect fit (Ha Ha) if you know what I mean.

    Today, besides getting our clothes, we took an aptitude test, thats some kind of a test you get to see how well you can tell different sounds apart, we also got an I.Q. test, and then we were interviewed by officers to see what branch of the service we are best fitted for, thats what they tell me anyway.

    Tomorrow we get our shots, and in the evening we're supposed to get K.P. You have to be on your toes every minute because every thing here is done fast, but I don't mind because (I'm a fast man ha ha ha). No kidding mom, its really ok here. I don't know how it will be later on but I do know its o.k. and I have no complaints yet.

    I wrote you a card last night, I hope you received it.

    Me and Louie are still together in fact he's sitting on the bed I'm writting on. Paul McCombie is with us two. We have a lot of fun together one's as dumb as the other.

    I got a hair cut today and boy you ought to see me, boy if Rosie would see me now I'm sure she would leave me b--u--t I don't look bad in a uniform. Ha ha. I'm in a pretty good group though, my sergeant explains a thing for about an hr. and we still do it wrong, but we don't give up till we do it right. We will probbly be shipped out tomorrow night or Saturday night.

    You still can't write to me till I get to my regular camp, but that doesn't mean I can't write to you mother.

    I seen Russell Gallagher here and Tony Longo today they came in about 2:30. You see all your friends. I seen guys I used to go to school with.

    Well mother I guess this is about all for now so I'll close with lots of love to you, Daddy and the kids.


   In this letter you will find an insurance paper keep it, and put it away.

    Well mom, goodbye and please don't worry mom because I'm O.K. and I'm not saying that just to make you feel good but because its the honest truth.

    Well mom, It's 8:45 now and at 9:00 the lights go out so keep smiling and keep your chin up.



Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Application for National Service Life Insurance


   $5,000 Mrs. Frances Misitano
   $5,000 Mr. Frank Misitano
   $6.50 monthly premium automatically deducted from pay


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