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Postmark: 01/02/1944

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Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350th Inf APO 88c
c/o Postmaster N.Y.

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines to let you know that I'm still feeling fine and hoping that you feel the same.

   Mother, there isn't much new to write about. We're living in tents and where we are it's plenty cold.

   Mother, how is daddy's arm coming along? I hope that it soon gets better and doesn't hurt him.

   I hope that you are better and not sick any more. Please see a doctor mother, and maybe he could give you some medicine or something to make you feel better.

   Mother, I'm O.K. and in the best of health, so please don't worry about me.

   I haven't written to anyone else except you, but as soon as I get all straightened out here and more time, I'll write to the rest. Please explain to them that I haven't the time yet and give everyone my regards.

   I'll close now with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids.



Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Many of the 1944 "letters" were sent as V-Mails, a sample of which follows:

Users of V-Mail were given single sheet forms with space for addressee information and content of the letter. The sheet was then photocopied and shrunk to a standard smaller size to reduce the volume of correspondence flowing overseas during the war.

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