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Postmark: 10/31/1944
   (Above postmark appears to be off by about a month)

Return Address:
Sgt. V. Misitano
Co. A. 350th Inf APO 88c
c/o Postmaster N.Y.
(Mother's notation: Rec Mon Oct 9th)

Oct 1, 1944

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines letting you know that I'm O.K. and hoping that all at home are the same.

   Well mother, I'm in a different hospital now than I was when I wrote to you last. I'm plenty far away from danger and came here by airplane. It was my first airplane ride and it sure was something. I thought I'd get sick in the plane but it turned out to be not as bad as I thought. The hospital I'm in is really a swell place and we're really treated swell here.

   Rome isn't too far away and when I get a little better I may get a chance to go there on a pass.

   My arm is coming along O.K. mother so don't worry too much about me. I was operated on and have it in a cast now. I've been seeing a lot of my friends here also.

   Mother, I sent home my purple heart through the Red Cross, that I received for being wounded, so let me know when you receive it.

   The food here is really good mother and we've been getting cake ice cream as dessert with every meal and that's a lot better than I even got while I was in a rest center before I went on line.

   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,


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World War 2 Era Air Medical Evacuation:


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