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Postmark: 06/20/1944

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

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hoping that you are the same.

   I hope that you're in the best of health mother, and also the kids and daddy.

   Mother, how is daddy's arm coming along? Does it still bother him much? I'm hoping and praying that it doesn't bother him, and that it soon gets better.

   Mother, we haven't any P.X. here, or a town to go to to buy any candy or cookies, and I was wondering if you could maybe send me some candy bars, or fudge and some cookies. But if you can't buy that stuff very easily, then forget I asked mother.

   Mother, don't think I'm asking for a pkg. because I don't get enough to eat because I do. It's just that it's hard to get here, and I would like some.

   I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear daddy and the kids.

   Your loving Son,


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Rest, Retraining, Resupply

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, June 1944:

June 14-18: Generally, this period was devoted to rest for men and officers, resupplying, and reorganization. Passes to Rome were issued, and nightly shows were arranged. During the rest period men were given the usual exchange of clothing at a shower unit. The beach at the lake afforded excellent opportunity for swimming which was used by many.

Day passes were issued to visit Rome to an alloted number of both men and officers. Many others were sent to the rest center in Rome on a pass for a duration of several days.


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