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Postmark: 04/05/1943

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

April 4, 1943
Sun. morn. 11:40

Dearest Mother,

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

   Mother, I was in town yesterday and took some pictures. I hope you like them, I know they look like I'm mad but at least you'll get an idea of what I look like in a uniform.

   I received a package from Rosie yesterday. She sent me a stick of dried sausage, and a couple of funny books, and mother, you should see the Parker Pen and Pencil set she sent me. Just by looking at it you can tell that it's really an expensive set, it's really a swell set. Connie and her mother sent me a carton of cigarettes each and Marie, Frank's wife, sent me 5 hankies and two pair of socks. All that stuff was put in one pkg. and sent by Rose.

   Mother, I go out on the rifle range tomorrow, so mother if you don't receive any mail from me for a little while, please don't worry, it will just be that I can't write. My Co. goes out Mon. and I'll go out Wed. because I got guard duty Mon. at 3:30 and get off at 3:30 Tues. This is the first time I got guard duty.

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

   Your loving son


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Vintage Parker Pen and Pencil Set


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