Aug. 14, 1943
Sat. afternoon 5:30
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hope that you are the same.
Well mom, here I am again out with the bugs and snakes.
We came out this morn. at 4:30 in trucks. It took us about 2 hrs to get here.
When we got here the troops had to start digging their foxholes and some were put on K.P.
and guard but all I did was read and sleep all day.
We'll start our problems tomorrow morn. by having an attack on the reds.
The 86th came back from 14 days bivouac yesterday and last night. I seen some of the boys at
the service club and they said that they really had it tough.
Well mother, nothing more to say, so I'll close with lots of love to you, daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,