Jan 16, 1944
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hoping that you are the same.
I've been kept pretty busy these last few days, and today being sun. we have it off.
I'm trying to catch up on my letters today. I just finished one to Aunt Kate and one to Pauline.
I received a carton of cigarettes from Mrs. Damico and 4 pks. of cigarettes and two hankies
from Connie yesterday, so I guess I have to write them a letter thanks some time today.
Mother we're still training the same as ever. It's still plenty cold here, but we're all kind of
getting used to it now.
I received a letter today from Rosie and she told me that Ray Hertzog is here in N.A. also.
Well mother, I'll close now with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids and hope that
this letter finds you all in the best of health.
Your loving Son,
"God bless you, mother."