Aug. 15, 1943
Mon. nite 8:00 P.M.
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hope that you are the same.
Well mother, yesterday we really had it tough. We pulled out from our bivouac area yesterday
morn at 6:30 to make the attack on the reds. We walked about 25 mi. before we came in contact with
them. We chased them off the hill they were defending and captured it ourselves. We captured it
about 6:30 last night and we still have it now.
We didn't do anything today except walk 8 mi this morn before breadfast, but since then we had off.
The P.X. was out today and I had a dollar, but it has it now. I must have drank about 15 bottles
of pop. I also bought some candy and cigarettes.
I received your letter last night that you wrote on Thur. - - - I'll finish this letter in a
little while mom, it's time for chow.
Well mom, here I am again. I just finished eating supper. We had two pork chops, beans, cabbage
salad, a pickle, crackers, boiled potatoes and cold lemonade. Not a bad supper huh?
Well mother it's just starting to get dark now so I'll have to close.
Mom, I might not be able to write now for a couple of days, so don't worry about me if you
don't hear from me. We have to start the attack again tomorrow morn. and it will take till Wed.
nite to finish it. When you ans. this letter use my old address, because by Sat. I'll be back in
I'll close now mother, with lots of love to you daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,