Feb. 28, Sun.
I received your letter yesterday and was very glad to hear from you.
Mother, the other night I went over to see Russell Gallagher in his Barracks, its only a block
away from mine. Mother he is no more sick than I am and I'm in the best of health. I asked him
if he was in the hospital and he said that he only wrote home and told them that he was at the hosp.
only to get some pills for a cold, so his mother must have gotten the wrong idea out of his letter.
Mother, yesterday I was supposed to go on K.P. I was on K.P. from 7 oclock until 11 oclock when
the Lieut. came in after me and wanted me to do some more painting for him, so I only had a half of
day K.P. and in the afternoon when I was painting I took my time at it. I made it last all
afternoon, so again I got off pretty easy.
Mother today is Sun. and its really nice out, you even sweat from how warm it is out. I went to
church this morning with my buddy, came back to our barracks, ate dinner, and we've been here ever
since, and its exactly 4 oclock.
Soon as the Cpt. Comes back I'll have a little more painting to do, I'll probably work till 5:30,
an hour and a half if he don't come back to our company area, I won't have any work to do.
Mother they feed you pretty good here, thats one thing no one can kick about and that's our food.
Well mother I guess this is all for now so I'll close with love to you daddy and the kids.
"Your loving Son,"
Mother please don't worry about me because I'm O.K and feeling fine and I want you to feel the