Sept. 22, 1943
Wed. nite 8:10
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hope that you are the same.
I got back from bivouac this morn at 1:30 A.M. and at 6:30 we got up, ate breakfast at 7:00 fell
out for work at 7:30. We went out to the hand grenade range and threw real hand grenades.
We stayed out for about 3 and 1/2 hrs and then came back to camp.
We had the rest of the day off and I guess you know what I did. Yes, I slept from 12:30 till
5:45 straight through. At 7:30 P.M. we had a class in our barracks which lasted till 8:00. The
class was on the problem that we will run, starting tomorrow nite at 12 oclock and that will end
at Sat. noon. So mother that means that I won't be able to write again till Sat. nite or Sun.
morn. So don't worry about me mother, because I'll be O.K.
The problem that we will run these next few days will be pretty tough. All nite Thur. we will
dig fox holes. We have to dig 3 and all three have to be completed by dawn Fri morn. because that
is when the attack starts. We will attack all day Fri. and Fri nite we move to a new bivouac area
and dig fox holes all nite Fri. and must have them completed by Sat. morn. dawn. The attack starts
again at dawn Sat. morn and at 2 oclock in the afternoon the problem will end, and we start back to
Well mother, I didn't have any news about camp to tell you so I told you about my problem, but I
guess it doesn't make much sense to you.
I got a letter from Sis today. She told me about being home and helping you with the canning.
Well mother, I didn't have much sleep the last few nites and I want to get some now, so I'll close
with lots of love for you mother dear, daddy and the kids. (God bless you all)
Your loving Son,