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Postmark: 10/04/1943

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Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350 Inf.
APO 88
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
U.S. Army

Oct. 2, 1943
Sat nite, 7:30

Dearest Mother,

    This is the first chance I got to write to you since I got here. We got in this new camp last night at 11:30.

   This morn right after chow we were assigned to our regiments and companies. Out of 50 guys in my old Co. there weren't more than about 10 guys who were lucky enough to get in the same co. Even my buddy and I were split up. I'm in the 350th inf and I think that he was put in the 351st inf. and mother, there wasn't a time that I felt like going over the hill more than I do right now.

   As for the camp, well I don't think that there is a more beautiful camp in the U.S. It's really a nice camp. We have double barracks to sleep in instead of single ones like we had back in camp Howze. I think that they have a book for sale in the P.X. full of pictures of the camp and if they do, I'll send one home.

   Mother, we new fellows that got assigned to the 350th Inf. weren't so lucky. The 350th Inf. was out on a 2 wks bivouac and so we new guys had to camp out with them. I'm writing from the bivouac area now but to look at the place you wouldn't think that it's a bivouac area but a small camp in itself.

   We have 6 man tents to sleep in, a regular mess hall, a movie house and two swimming pools and a large P.X. This bivouac area is about 18 mi. from the post.

   Mother my new address is

Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350th Inf, a.p.o. 88
Fort Sam Houston, Tex
U.S. Army

   Well mother, there isn't much more to say so I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids.

   Your loving Son,


   Mother please don't worry about me because I'll be O.K. God bless you mother and keep you safe and always in good health.


   San Antonio is only 1 1/2 mi. from camp so that's another good thing about the place. The only thing I don't like about the place is that it's even farther from home than Camp Howze was.

   (write soon mother)

Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

(The cover to the book mentioned in the letter, authentic to 1943 version, located on eBay)


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