Today all we did here was clean up around the barracks and just did a little marching.
Mom guess who else is here, Russell Gallagher, he just pulled in the other day.
I went down to the P.X. to buy some pop and I met about 5 new fellows that pulled in yesterday
who are from Altoona, and guys that I used to go to school with. Well mother I don't remember if
I told you this is just a new camp, well it is, in barracks some parts of our barracks aren't even
finished yet, and carpenters are working on them now.
Mother, so far I haven't done anything hard, so please don't worry about me because I like the
army so far and don't mind being here, Well, mother I'll close now with love and kisses to you
daddy and the kids. Take care of yourself and keep smiling.
Mother try and see Rosie and tell her that I'm real sorry I have only written her a card so far,
but tell her I'll write to her as soon as I get more time, and tell her it will be a big letter,
give her my love and tell her to write, and mother you write to me too, I know what Phil meant when
he said the only letter he wants is from home. Well mother so long till tomorrow.
In the envelope you will find the insignia of my div. I have this insignia on all my sleeves,
there is also one in there for Tommy.