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Airmail Letter
Postmark: 09/13/1944 Air

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

Sept. 10, 1944
Italian Rest Camp

Dearest Mother,

    I'm sending you two more money orders, one for a hundred dollars and one for thirty dollars, so mother when you receive this letter let me know so I won't have to worry whether the money got to you. Mother you can buy the refrigerator cash and maybe get it a little cheaper. So mother, a little while after I receive your letter saying you received the money I'll expect another letter saying that you bought the refrigerator. You can say it's my Christmas present to you and daddy.

   Well, mother, a little bit about me, I'm O.K. and in the best of health. I'm still in a rest area mother and still having it pretty easy.

   By the way mother I won the money in a few card games during the past wk.

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

   Your loving Son,


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

Rest and Training

Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, September 1944:

Training for the day of 13 September consisted of close order drill, extended order drill, bayonet training, cover and concealment, target designation, and fire distribution.

Because the regiment was bivouaced in the proximity of Florence, a certain percent of each company was permitted to go on pass and purchase souvenirs, and also to see the city itself. On the following day, 15 September, all units stressed individual training with cover and concealment, physical training, extended order drill, and then conducted squad problems.

September 16 saw the regiment moving again, to the vicinity of San Piero A Sieve. It was anticipated that another move closer to the lines would be necessary. It was decided that the regiment was to move to an assembly area just north of Altuzzo Ridge, and to prepare to cross the line of departure at 0500 on 21 September.


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