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Letter to Mom and Dad [March 7, 1953]

Pvt. E. L. Pierzchalski US55263754
Hqtrs.Btry. 48 F.A.Bn.
A.P.O. #7

March 7, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

It's 7 am March 7. As of today I have been in the army eight months. It seems longer than that.

It's windy, cold and raining. The roof of this truck leaks in about a dozen different places. How is the weather in Calumet City?

If I ever get a chance I'm going down to the creek that I use for washing the jeep and I'm going to take a bath. I have not had a bath since Feb. 18. 18 days ago! You can imagine how I smell.

The Koreans are pretty damn intelligent people. Our house boy can speak Korean, Japanese, French and English. He can read English too.

I'll finish this letter later. Right now it's 2:20 a m. I spent all afternoon in the motor pool working on my jeep. The mail hasn't caught up yet. As of March 8, it's been 2 months since I heard from home. Anything!

Last night I won $10.50 playing pinochle. I won every game without trying hard. That's all I have for now.



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