|Letter to Mom and Dad [May 28, 1953]
Pvt. E. L. Pierzchalski US55263754
Hqtrs.Btry. 48 F.A.Bn.
May 28, 1953
Dear Mom and Dad,
217 MORE DAYS
It's pretty cool this morning. I could hardly sleep last night. The wind howled and howled. Then big guns were really shooting it up. We've got the "Long Toms" here. They have a range of about 27 miles. Not bad. They are about a mile away but when they fire, I can feel the concussion. They light the whole sky.
We haven't had much trouble from the Chinese because of the full moon. It ought to stay out for a week or so. It really lights the area.
According to the paper, the peace talks are getting "warm". Who knows? They may surprise all of us. I hope so.
I got up and ate breakfast then cleaned up. I don't have to work on the jeep until this afternoon. If nobody bothers me I should have nothing to do this morning.
My buddy went to check for the mail. Yesterday I broke a spring on the jeep. It took nearly two hours to get a new one in.
Last night I saw the movie "Blackbeard the Pirate". I thought it stunk.
I had a 32nd Infantry flag on my jeep. Some bastard took it. I'm going to get another one. Then I'll load up and wait. If anyone goes near it, I'll shoot him. Damn it, it burns me up.
I got a letter from Ted. He's on his way home for a leave. He's always complaining. Hell, he enlisted. He's got nothing to gripe about. He wanted it soft, he has it too, only he doesn't realize it.
Well, I'm going to sign off for a while. I'm hoping for mail.