Mar. 26, 1943
Fri night 6:10
I just came back from mail call. I received two birthday cards, one from you and daddy, and the
other from the kids. Mother I haven't much time to write very much now, because we're going on a
night hike, we went on two already today, one this morn. and one this afternoon and now at 6:25 we
go on another, but mother dear, I do have time to say thanks from the bottom of my heart, and tell
the kids I said thanks to them also. I'll write you a nice big letter tomorrow telling you all
about the hike tonight. One thing I'll tell you though that it's plenty muddy out, it's been
raining all wk. The mud comes up to your shins. It's also really warm out, but sloppier than all
Well mother I'll have to close now, I have to put on my combat pack and rain coat. Mother, please
don't worry about me because I'm O.K. Tell every one I said hello, and tell Aunt Kate I'll write to
her as soon as I get a chance to, also send me Uncle Dominic's address.
Well mother, I'll close now with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy (and tell him I'm ok. and
my leg doesn't even bother me at all) and the kids.
Your loving son