February 13, 1944
Somewhere in Italy
I'm terribly sorry that I wasn't able to write sooner since I've been here in Italy but we've
really had a lot to do since I've been here.
I can't tell you where at in Italy I am mother, but it's really a nice place.
I like it a lot better here than Africa because I can at least understand the language enough to
I received two letters from you since I've been here. The one letter is the one you wrote on
the eleventh and the two V-letters that you wrote on the 25th of Jan.
I'm glad to hear that you are feeling well and that the family is in good health.
I also am in good health mother, so please don't worry, and tell daddy not to worry either. I
talked to some guys that were already in action and they said that it's tough, but as long as you
watch yourself and keep on the alert and you'll be O.K. I don't know how long it will be until I
see action mother, but when I do, you can bet I'll be watching myself at all times.
I'm glad that you received my money and it really made me feel good when I read that you and
daddy will use it because that's why I sent it. Mother you said that I could use it and enjoy
myself when I come home. Mother, when I come home, just to sit in the rocker in the living room
and rock myself silly will make me the happiest man in the world and spending money for good times
will be the least of my worries.
I haven't received the pkg. yet mother, but when I do I'll try and write the same day so you'll
know how long it took to get here. From what you said you put in it mother, I'm sure I'll really
enjoy eating it.
Mother, I have plenty of cigarettes from Christmas presents and now we're getting a pack a day
for nothing from the govt. So don't send me any more cigarettes mother. If I ever want any more
pkgs. or anything mother I'll write and let you know.
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,
Please don't worry about me mother, because I'm in perfect health.
God bless you and keep you safe always.