Just a few lines letting you know that I'm in the best of health and hoping that all at home are
Today mother, I received your most welcomed letter that you wrote on Aug 17th and enjoyed reading
it very much. I also received the clipping from the papers with my name in it.
I'm glad that you were pleased with the fact that I had received the infantry badge. It's really
something nice to wear mother and when I get the chance I'll try and send it home. We're not
supposed to send them home but keep them and wear them at any formations the whole division may
have while we're back here in the rest area.
Mother, twice in your letters you told me there are some of the boys that I know back home got
killed but you never mentioned their names. The Charles Adams that was in the paper
was in this outfit but I didn't know him very well, but mother tell me if there are any of the
old gang that I used to play with that met the Adams boy's same fate.
In your letter mother you told me to be always careful and not to take chances. Well mother, you
won't ever have to worry about me taking any unnecessary chances, because so far the only chances
that I've taken were always to my advantage. When I'm on the front lines mother, I'm always being
very careful and on the alert for anything that may come up and ready to meet any Jerry that thinks
he's a better man than any of us. Anyway mother I don't think this war is going to last another two
months, so before you know it this war will be all forgotten about and my other three brothers as
well as I, will be home and never know there was a war.
Mother, I received Pauline's box of candy she sent me today. It came in good condition and the
candy wasn't spoiled or hard. I'll write and thank her for it as soon as I finish this letter to
So mother, until I get a chance to write again, I'll close with lots of love to you mother dear,
daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,