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Postmark: 03/08/1943

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Pvt. V Misitano
Co K 342 Inf
A.P.O. 450
Camp Howze, Texas

Mar. 7, 1943
Sun. 9:30 A.M.

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hoping that you are the same.

   Mother, I've already went through one wk. of basic training and so far it seemed like a lot of fun. These last few days we've been marching with our packs on. When we would get to our drilling field, we would pitch our tent and then start exercising and go through the obstacle course.

   Gee mother, the weather out here is really funny. Thur. and Fri. we had most of our classes inside of buildings on account of how cold it was, and now today, (Sun.) it's real nice and warm, so when it does get cold it is really cold.

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

    Your loving Son,


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Gainesville, Texas average high and low temperatures, and Record Highs and Lows

Month Average High F Average Low F Record High F Record Low F
January 67.2 42.8 89 10
February 70.9 46.2 91 6
March 76.0 50.0 96 22
April 81.5 55.8 96 32
May 87.6 62.9 102 42
June 90.3 69.8 104 50
July 91.1 72.0 102 60
August 90.6 72.2 100 60
September 88.1 69.5 99 48
October 82.3 60.8 96 32
November 74.7 50.8 91 20
December 69.3 45.5 87 13

Weather Data from

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