Aug. 1, 1943
Mon. Nite - 8:30
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm O.K. and hope that you are the same.
Mother, I'm out on bivouac again. We came out this morn. at 6:30. We got up 4 oclock.
We were split up into 20 men squads and tomorrow morn at 6:30 we are going to start out on our
problem. It will last till Thur. eve. at 6:00. At the end of the problem we will have walked
40 mi. Tomorrow mom, we will eat breakfast at 6:00 and then when the problem starts we won't get
no food unless we capture the enemy food supply posts which is our objectives all thru the problem.
If we don't win the battle we don't eat, but I'm not worried about not eating because the sgt. of
the squad I'm in is an Italian and a darn good one so will eat. The food that we will get are
C rations. I never had one of them yet so I can't tell you what is in it but if Tony's still home
I guess he could tell you.
By the way mother, what did you think of the K rations I sent?
Well mother, in case you don't hear from me for a few days don't worry because it will only be
that I'm not able to write, but as soon as I get a little time after the problem I'll write and
let you know how I am.
I got a card from Phil and he said he had a swell time at home. He said he had a 15 day furlough.
If I ever get one, it will have to be a 25 day furlough just so I'll be able to be home 5 days.
I met my buddy and He and I went to the shore last night. We planned on going out tonight but
my regiment had to go out on a bivouac.
Well mother, I guess this is all for now, so I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear,
daddy and the kids. Tell Tony I said hello and that I'm still waiting to hear from him. If I
knew his address I'd write but I don't know it.
Your loving Son,
Mother, do you have any money from the ten dollars left that I sent? I could use about $5 but
mother if you don't have it, then don't worry about it. All I want it for is so I can go to town this wk.
end. But if you don't have it or it will run you short then just forget I asked mother, and don't
think I'll be mad if you can't get it, because I won't.
Well, so long mother and god bless you and keep you safe.