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Airmail Letter
Postmark: 07/10/1944

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

June 28, 1944
Italian Rest Camp

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines letting you know that I'm O.K. and in the best of health.

   I'm still in the Rest Camp and although I do drill through the day I still have it pretty easy here. We've had a few nite problems but they're not so tough. The nites I have off I usually go to the show which isn't too far away from my bivouac are.

   I haven't been able to locate Joe yet, because the Red Cross chapter that we had here doesn't have an information bureau, but I'll keep on trying to see him after not seeing him for so long.

   I'm hoping that Phil is still around home and not preparing to leave the states any more.

   Well mother, I guess this is all for now so I'll close this letter with lots of love to you mother dear, daddy and the kids and hope it finds you all in the best of health.

   Your loving Son,


   Mother please don't worry about me because I'm O.K. and in the best of health. God bless you mother, and keep you always.



Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Rest, Retraining, Resupply

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, June 1944:

June 19-25: These three days were devoted to training. A definite schedule was followed daily from 0700 to 1500. A number of men were sent from each battalion to the range. The following weapons were fired: M1, carbines, BAR, rifle grenades, and bazookas. It was a thousand foot firing range. A hand grenade court was established and used.

June 26-27: A range was selected and prepared for use. One salvage enemy tank was allotted for use as a target on the range for bazookas and anti-tank grenade firing The rifle range has forty targets which are used for M1 and Carbine firing.

June 28-30: On the night of 29-20 June the 1st battalion conducted a night maneuver. On June 30th the erection of three bunkers was started by the engineers to be used as an assault target sometime next week. The A&P platoons constructed wire entanglements. Ranges were utilized to the fullest extent for the three days.


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