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Letter to Mom and Dad [March 8, l953]

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

March 8, l953

Dear Mom and Dad,

It's 7:20 pm I just received your letter of Feb 24.

My address should be APO # 7 for quite some time if not always.

When you send a box or anything send one that weighs less than 2 pounds so you can send it air mail. Otherwise it will take about two months to get here.

Although the news wasn't too encouraging I was happy to hear from you. This is the first letter in 2 months.

I'm sorry to hear about Don. He has to pay for those tires. Not now, but whenever he can afford it. The battery should still be good. He can have that because by the time I get home it would be useless.

I think he's out of his mind. Wait until the army gets him. He'll then appreciate what a good home and parents he has. Of course I may not have acted like it but it didn't take the army to show me that.

When Don said he was "starving" I think it was just an expression. I wouldn't take it seriously. I hope that by the time this letter reaches you, he'll be home.

So Bob's got a car. What kind? What year?

I'm sending back part of your letter. Please explain about Uncle Father Ed. Who is he? According to your letter, Uncle died. I can't believe that, so please explain this!

I'm still with radio. We move around every few weeks, but we're still the same battalion and the same battery. We move for tactical reasons.

When you write, remember I don't know all the facts unless you give them to me.

P.S. Although all I write in my return address is APO #7 you still have to write % Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif



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