Oct. 15, 1943
Fri. nite 7:45
I received your letter yesterday and enjoyed reading it very much.
I got back from the patrol last night and during the problem we captured every enemy supply post
and had plenty to eat. The rations were mostly vegetable stew and meat and beans and it was really good.
I'm still out on bivouac but we are going to go in to camp tomorrow morn.
Mother, you said in your letter that you hope I get as much enjoyment out of reading your letters
as you do mine. Mother, you'll never know how anxious I am to read your letter the moment I get
them. I do enjoy reading them mother an awful lot.
I guess Tony is leaving today, huh mother. Well mother dear, don't worry or feel sad because it
won't be long till all of us will be home again and happy.
Have you heard from Joe yet mother? As soon as you do let me know will you mother?
Mother, you told me to tell you whether this is a port of embarkation or not.
Mother, this is NOT a port of embarkation so please don't worry about anything.
If it were you could tell right away by the way my letters would read. So mother don't worry
because there is nothing to worry over. I'll be home before you know it and Tony Phil and Joe will
be right with me, too.
Mother, you asked me if I wanted my bag back. No mother I don't need it but when I do I'll
send for it. O.K. mother? And mother there isn't anything that I want from home, I have everything
that I need.
Mother there is only one thing that you could do for me and that is buy Rosie a small birthday
present for me. I don't care what you buy for her or how much you spend, that is if you want to.
Will you want to mother? ans.
Well mother, it's pretty hard writing with light from a candle so until I get another chance to
write I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,
Mother I'm O.K. so please don't worry about me. God bless you mother, and keep you safe for me.
I love you mother dear.