Oct 1, 1944
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,