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Airmail Letter
Postmark: 04/07/1944

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

April 3, 1944
Italian Rest Camp

Dearest Mother,

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

   There isn't anything new to write about mother.

   All that I want to tell you mother, is to please not worry about anything, because there isn't anything to worry about. I'm in perfect health and feeling fine and having a swell time here. I had another meal last night in a town nearby. We had sea shells, wine, hot sausage and oranges. The sea shells are those little rolled macaronis that you used to make, and they really were good.

   It's almost dinner time mother, so I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids.

   Your loving Son,


   God bless you all at home and keep you always.



Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, April 1944:

April 6 - No rain. Movement to new area called off. Training continues for men. Work on improving rest area started. Companies went out on night patrol.

April 7 - No rain. Good Friday. Men spend morning at supervised rest special Good Friday Services held by Chaplain Newman. Training continues. Night problem.

April 8 - No rain. Supervised rest during morning period. Batallion put on alert of 2 hours notice at 2000. G-2 reports 21 enemy tanks assembled in Ausenta Valley Region.

April 9 - Rain. Batallion moved out 0115 to the vicinity of the Garigliano River and remained in reserve. No activity so returned to rest camp at 0830. Easter Services held.

April 10 - Regular training schedule. Practice firing on improvised range.

Photo Credit: The Blue Devils in Italy by John P. Delaney

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