Aug 13, 1944
Italian Rest Camp
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm O.K. and in good health and hoping that all at home are
Mother, I'm enclosing an eighty dollar money order so as soon as you receive this let me know so I'll
be sure that it got to you safely.
I'm still in a rest camp mother, and still having it pretty nice. We do work here mother, and
sometimes it's pretty tough, but anything we do can't be as tough as it was while on the lines
this last time.
We got P.X. rations yesterday and today it was really O.K. Yesterday we got 3 bottles of beer
apiece and it really hit the spot. It was really good beer and it was bottled in Pa., so that made
it twice as good. Today we got candy rations and we got plenty of chocolate bars and peanut
brittle. When we're on the front lines we have it pretty tough but at least those of us who have
been managing to get back here to a rest camp safely are treated O.K.
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,
Mother, the eighty dollars I'm sending you, I want you to buy a refrigerator with it and you
write and let me know how much more you need and you can bet I'll send the rest as soon as
possible. Now Mother I don't want you to write and tell me you won't do it because I honestly sent
and will send more money for just that purpose.
Well mother dear, it's eleven oclock at night, so I'll just say good night and close with all
my love and regards to everyone. Tell Aunt Kate and Uncle Joe I said hello and that I still think
of them even if I don't write to them.