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Letter to Mom and Dad [April 24, 1953]

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

April 24, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

I'm at the switchboard. This typewriter doesn't work right but is will serve the purpose.

Dad, I received the Sporting News of April 15 today. I also heard that the Sox won today nine to seven. That gives them a record of four wins and two losses. Right now it's 3:15 a.m. and surprisingly enough, I'm not too sleepy.

Our lines to two of our Ohs were burned out but it only took about two hours to get them in. Everything else is quiet around here. I hope it stays that way. My buddy Al Witkowski got a package from home yesterday. In it he had some kielbasa. He gave me a link of it. In all my life I never tasted anything with so much garlic. Compared to it Daddy's spaghetti is extremely mild. I'm looking forward to some good sausage from home.

Is our television still as good and clear as it always was?

Do the Sox still have Jack Brickhouse as the announcer?

I went to the 49 th F.A. Bn. a couple of days ago to see my buddy Al Neve. He gave me a stack of Hammond Times. In a week or so I'll go there again and pick up some more. He said he'll same them for me. He plans on getting married as soon as he gets home. He has already asked me to attend. I will, of course. If this war keeps up, I'll beat him home because I'm getting four points for some of my months to his three. I'd just as soon have it end though and all of us could go home together.

The weather is very pleasant tonight. The moon is so bright a person can see his shadow.

I'm about out of ideas so I'll sign off for now.



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