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Airmail Letter
Postmark: 02/27/1944

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

Wed. nite 6:30
Feb. 23, 1944

Dearest Mother,

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

   I haven't received the pkg. yet mother that you sent me. I hope I soon get it because I'm sure I'll really enjoy what you said is in it.

   I hope that you heard from Joe and that he's not in any danger. I'm going to write to him tonight and see if it's possible to get to see each other.

   Mother, there isn't anything else 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 O.K. and feeling fine. I'm still not in any danger mother, so you and daddy don't worry about anything.



Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Insertion into Italian Front:

Excerpts from "The Blue Devils in Italy", The Story of the 88th Infantry Division. by John P. Delaney

(page 39): In transit since October 25, 1943, the 88th was together again as a complete division when the last units pitched puptents in their respective areas on February 21, 1944, and members of the various observer groups reported back to their outfits. After four months, the division had arrived in its first combat zone; 14,261 officers and men had been ferried more than 8,000 miles across half of two continents and two oceans without the loss of a single man in transit, through enemy action.


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