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Postmark: 08/10/1943

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Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. E. 335th Inf.
APO 84th div
Camp Howze, Texas
U.S. Army

Aug 5, 1943
Thur morn. 10:30

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hope that you are the same. Well mother, since I last wrote to you we've had 2 problems. We made an attack on 5 hills and during the attacks we covered 5 mi. All I do in these problems is just walk in front of the troops and when we come in contact with the enemy the Umpire tells me to raise a certain flag so that the co. commander can know when to make his troops deploy.

   We're on a hill right now that we captured and the troops are digging fox holes for security in case of air attacks. We'll stay here and defend this hill till midnight and then continue the attack on the "reds."

   Well mother I won't have anything to do till about 6:30 tonight so I'm going to go down in the river that's below the hill we're defending and wash my clothes and take a bath. It's now 11:15 and my clothes should dry in about 20 min because it's really hot out now.

   Well mother, I'll close now with lots of love to you, daddy and the kids.

   Your loving Son,


   I haven't written to Rosie for almost 2 wks, so if she asks about me tell her that I'm O.K. and the reason that I haven't written to her yet is because I'm pretty busy. It's a poor excuse I know, but it will have to do. The real reason is that I hate to write letters, especially out on the field like this.


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Army Soldiers Bathing in River

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