Oct. 25, 1944
I received your most welcomed letter that you wrote on the 21st of Sept. and enjoyed reading it
In your letter you told me about the 3 letters that you received from me that day.
I'm glad you received the money that I sent you but feel sorry that you can't use it for what
I said. I guess they are hard to buy on account of this war but this war won't last forever, so
you're still going to get that refrigerator mother, so don't put that money away for me but keep it on
the side till I get home.
Mother, you said that you hope the other boys had some money left that I was playing with. Well
it was only a few days before we went on the front lines and none of us worried whether we won or
You asked, mother, if I heard from Joe, Phil, or Tony. No mother, I haven't heard from any of
them yet, but I wrote to them not long ago so I should be getting an ans. soon.
I'm glad to hear that Phil made Cpl. again mother. About more responsible, well I found out when
I made Sgt. that more responsible isn't as bad as I always thought it would be. At least you don't
have as much work to do anyway. Phil's smart mother and I'm sure he'll go higher than just a cpl.
I'm dumb and look what I made. (ha ha).
Mother, I'll be anxiously waiting for the picture that you snapped of daddy while he was on the
ladder painting. I really wish I was there to help him.
Well mother that about ans. your letter so I'll tell you a little about myself, which you always
know will be true and that is mother, that I'm O.K. and in the best of health.
I'm still here in the hospital and coming along O.K. so please mother don't worry about anything
because I'm O.K. and will always be O.K. The Jerries don't have a bullet for me. I decided to die
of old age, say about a hundred or even two hundred, it will all depend on how I feel when I'm a
hundred (ha ha).
Well mother, I guess I'll close now with lots of love to you mother dear daddy and the kids.