|Letter to Mom and Dad [March 29, 1953]
Pvt. E. L. Pierzchalski US55263754
Hqtrs.Btry. 48 F.A.Bn.
March 29, 1953
Dear Mom and Dad,
I'm about 20 miles behind the front now. We won't do anything today. Tomorrow we'll start about 5 days of infantry training. Then I don't know what we'll do. I think we're going back to Old Baldy. We're attached to the 32 nd Infantry Regiment.
There are four of us in our section, Franklin("Pops"), Haley, and Witkowski(AL, "Polack") and myself. The good thing about this section is the fact that the other three guys are married. They aren't likely to take "reckless" chances.
I'll carry and operate radios, lay wire, operate a switchboard, drive a jeep and anything else they need.
Our job is to establish communications to our O.P.s (observation posts) and F.O.s (forward observers) no matter how or where or what the conditions.
I received no mail yesterday. I lost my pen.
Next Sunday is Easter.
I hope we don't move before then. I have a feeling we'll be on line by then.
According to the news on the radio this morning, they're going to try to renew the Peace Talks. I hope and pray they reach some decision this time.
Just finished eating, had fried chicken. Checked on the mail this afternoon--none. I'm sleepy, I'm going to write a letter to Ray Heintz yet so I'll sign off.