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Postmark: 03/17/1944

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Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350th Inf APO 88c
c/o Postmaster N.Y.
(Mother's notation: Rec April 5)

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines letting you know that I'm O.K. and hoping that all at home are the same.

   I haven't much to say except that so far we've had it pretty nice here at the front.

   I just finished writing a letter to Phil in ans. to his that I received yesterday.

   We're still getting plenty of food, in fact I think we're eating better here than we did during our training in Africa.

   I've had some good spaghetti meals in homes that my buddy and I used to go to before we came here to the front. My buddy is also an Italian whose home is in Phila. His name is Tony. When the people found out we were Italian they really treated us swell. Neither one of us could speak Italian very good, but between us the two of us we did O.K. I can speak Italian a lot better now than I could before I came to Italy. When we go to our rest camp whenever that will be, I plan to see Joe, through the Red Cross if it's possible.

   Well mother, I guess this is all so I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear daddy and the kids.

   Your loving Son,


   Please don't worry about anything mother dear.

Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, March 1944:

March 5. The 350th Infantry completed relieving the 13th Brigade, 5th Division (British) 0515 hours. The 350th Infantry occupied the left flank of the 5th Army front (vicinity of Minturno). Reconnaissance patrols were sent out from all Battalions under cover of darkness.

March 7. Artillery fire was received during the day. Harassing artillery fire was layed on enemy positions during the day and night.


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