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Postmark: 04/01/1943

Return Address:
Pvt. V. Misitano
Co K 342 Inf
A.P.O. 450
Camp Howze, Texas
U.S. Army

Mar. 31, 1943
Wed. nite 7:30

Dearest Mother,

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

   Well mother, today the Eagle ______, and I received 49 dollars, I gave one for the red cross. I'm going to enclose a $10 bill so please ans. this letter right away and let me know if you receive it.

   We went on a 10 mile hike yesterday morn, and also one today, they weren't so bad though. We walked 5 mi. and then we pitched tents, laid in them for about a half an hr. and then started back. This afternoon all we did was go out in the field and practice firing a rifle. In about 2 wks we'll go back on the rifle range.

   Mother, how is every thing back home, are you O.K. and daddy and the kids, are they also O.K. mom. Did Joe get any word from the draft board yet.

   Mother, if I go into town this wk. end I'll see if I can take some pictures, then you'll see how handsome I look (ha ha).

   Mother, guess who wrote to me. Cousin Kate from Cleveland wrote to me. She says she is on a diet. She said she would like to change her job for a job as a taxi driver, man I almost died laughing when I read that. She said Phil gave her my address.

   Well mother I guess this is all for now so I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and tell him not to work too hard mother, and give my love to the kids and tell them to be good.

   Your loving son


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Rifle Training

Photo Credit: A Camera Trip Through Camp Howze (Booklet)

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