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Postmark: 10/30/1944

Return Address:
Sgt. V. Misitano
2628th Hospital Section
APO #790
c/o Postmaster N.Y.
(Mother's notation: Rec Nov 1)

Dearest Mother,

    Just a few lines to let you know that I'm still here in the hospital and coming along O.K.

   The doctor redressed my arm again today mother, and it's really coming along O.K. I still have a bandage on my arm and my fingers are still a little stiff but the doctor said that they'll be O.K. but it will take a little time.

   Have you heard from Tony yet mother?

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

   Your loving Son,


Supplemental Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes:

I do recall that dad would sometimes indicate that he had limited movement and sensation in the fingers of his left hand as a result of his injury. My brother Richard tells me that dad told him that during his many surgeries after the injury, the doctors somehow linked nerves from further up his arm into his wrist to improve his sensation and control of movement in his fingers.

While he had some limitations there for the remainder of his life, they did not keep him from having a long and fruitful career as a Postal Service Letter Carrier, in which he was handling and shuffling letters and other pieces of mail for hours while delivering them on his daily rounds.

   - Jim Jr.


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