Aug 1, 1944
Italian Rest Camp
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm O.K. and feeling fine and hoping that all at home are
the same. Mother, I'm back in a rest camp again, and believe me mother it really feels good to be
back away from so much noise and excitement.
I have here two most welcomed letters mother, that I received from you while I was still on the
front lines. I received them mother at a time when I really needed something to boost my morale.
I received them while we were having a day's break after a few days of stiff fighting. I enjoyed
reading them and they did make me feel a lot better.
In one of your letters you told me about receiving a cablegram from Phil saying he reached his
destination safely. I'm very glad he did mother, and I'm sure that when the time comes he'll be
coming home just as safely as he left.
Mother I don't think that you'll have to worry about us too much any more because this war is
going to end before you know it and we'll all be home again and happier than any of us has ever
Mother, you said you received a letter from Joe along with one you received from me telling you
I was on the Front.
You said that he's never said that he was in a rest camp. I don't know how true this is but
I heard that Joe is in a non-combatant outfit, and if that's true he's in a regular camp and never
sees action and if you don't see action then there's no need to go to a rest camp.
Today mother, I received my Combat Infantry Badge and star to go on my campaign ribbon. The
badge is really a nice thing to have and wear.
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, because I'm O.K. and will always be O.K.
Your loving Son,