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Postmark: 03/23/1944

Return Address:
Pvt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350th Inf APO 88c
c/o Postmaster N.Y.
(Mother's notation: Rec. April 13 -44)

Dearest Mother,

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

   Well mother, there still isn't anything new to write about, except that we're still having it pretty easy here. I'm sort of getting used to these holes that we're living in, and even the artillery doesn't scare me as much as it did when I first came here.

   I'm still being as careful as ever mother, so you and daddy don't worry about me because I'll be O.K.

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

   Your loving Son,


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, March 1944:

March 17. A reconnaissance patrol from the 1st Battalion contacted the enemy. Immediately upon gaining contact, the enemy used flares, machine gun fire, and hand grenades. After a brief fight, two members of the patrol withdrew. An officer and two enlisted men were wounded and are now missing. It is noted that the enemy is using more trip wires and booby traps in areas which our troops have frequently patrolled. The 2nd battalion sector received approximately 150 shells in its area from 2000 hours, 17 March 1944, until 0100 hours, 18 March 1944.


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