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Postmark: 03/10/1944

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Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350th Inf APO 88c
c/o Postmaster N.Y.
(Mother's notation: 3-21-44)

Wed. nite 6:30
Feb. 23, 1944

Dearest Mother,

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

   I'm sorry that I couldn't write to you more often mother, since I've been here in Italy, but mother since I've been here I've been kept pretty busy.

   I don't know if you're surprised mother, but I'm writing you this letter in my foxhole on the front.

   It's not as bad as I thought it would be mother, so please don't worry about anything.

   I'm in the best of health and hoping that all at home are the same.

   I'll try to write as often as I can mother, so until I write again, I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids.


   I haven't received your pkg. yet, but I hope it soon gets here, some candy again will sure taste good.

   Your loving Son,


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, March 1944:

Terrain - Mountainous and muddy (vicinity of Tremensuoli, Italy)

Weather - Generally rainy from 1 March 1944 to 16 March 1944 with poor visibility. From 16 March 1944 go 31 March 1944, less rain and terrain dried out considerably

Rations - Rations have been adequate, all types available. A ration level of 1-2/3 B ration has been maintained by all messes. A reserve of C rations was kept in forward dumps and a small reserve of D rations kept in battalion dumps for patrols and emergencies.

Supply Lines - Supply lines are, at present, over 25 miles long. This far exceeds the ideal distance of 3 to 7 miles but can not be corrected due to the nature of the terrain and the disposition of the enemy.


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