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Airmail Letter
Postmark: 04/22/1944

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

April 17, 1944
Italian Rest Camp

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines to let you know that I'm O.K. and in the best of health, and hoping that all at home are the same.

   I'm still having it pretty easy mother. We went on a little hike this morning, and this afternoon we had a little problem to run through.

   I was at the movies last night mother, and seen a pretty good stage show. There was all G.I.s in it and was really O.K. The movie that played after the stage show, was "The Lodger," with Merle Oberon, and George Saunders. It was sort of a murder picture and kept you in suspense clear through it.

   I received a letter from Joe today in ans. to the one I wrote to him. I had asked him if he had any idea of where I am, and in his letter he said that he has a pretty good idea but couldn't come to see me because we're too far apart. I'm going to keep on trying to see him though.

   I also received a letter from Tommy today. I was really surprised to hear from him. Tell him that I'll ans. his letter as soon as I get a chance.

   I hope that Pauline is making out O.K. at her new secretary job. Tell her I said hello.

   Well mother, I guess this is all for now 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, and tell daddy not to worry either. God bless you and keep you all.


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

1944 Movie "The Lodger"

The following synopsis is from Rotten Tomatoes: In London in 1889, retiree Robert Burton (Cedric Hardwicke) and his wife, Ellen (Sara Allgood), rent a spare room to the mysterious Slade (Laird Cregar) as Jack the Ripper continues to terrorize the city. The Burtons' niece, Kitty (Merle Oberon), is a music hall singer who initially grows fond of the eccentric lodger, but, when the Ripper's body count rises, she and a Scotland Yard inspector (George Sanders) gradually begin to suspect that Slade could be the notorious Whitechapel killer. "The Lodger" currently has a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 77%.


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