April 24, 1944
Just a few lines letting you know that I'm O.K. and in the best of health and hoping that all
at home are the same.
I'm back on the front lines again mother, but don't worry because it's really not so bad here.
Our only worry is artillery fire and german patrols, but that's not too much of a worry as long as
we're careful, and I still plan on being very careful.
I received a V-Mail from you mother the other day but this is the first chance I got to ans. it.
Mother, I found out where Joe's camp was, but it was too late to go see him because when I found
out, we were on the alert to move out and noone was allowed to leave the bivouac area, or rest area.
If he is still there when I go back for a rest whenever that will be, I'm pretty sure I'll get a
pass to go see him.
In your letter you told me that you didn't know that Alfred was engaged, and also that Anne and
Joe had broke up. I didn't know about Anne and Joe, so we both learned something.
Mother, please don't worry about anything because I'll be O.K. and tell daddy also not to worry
about anything. This is bound to end one of these days, so just keep your chin up and smile.
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,
Tell Pauline I'll ans. her letter the first chance I get.
The pictures enclosed were taken while I was in town while still at the rest area. They're not
very good, but they give you an idea what I still look like. I hope they don't scare anyone. The
two kids were around the photographer so we put them in the picture.
Well, so long mother till I get another chance to write.
Your loving Son,