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Letter to Mom and Dad [April 27, 1953]

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

April 27, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

I received two letters and your box of cookies today. Those cookies were really "Number One". They came in a tin box. Not one was crumbled or broken. It has two layers and although we've eaten quite a few of them, we're not even half way through the first layer. It's got every type of cookie thinkable. Thank you very much.

The weather is still very beautiful here. It's getting warmer all the time. In a short time, it will be unbearably hot. Until then I'll just enjoy what we have. Don't forget to let me know how the election comes out.

According to the papers Illinois is going to start drafting nineteen-year-olds. That means Ronnie and Donnie are liable to be serving good old Uncle Sam pretty soon.

I went back to the battery last night to get a radio put on a different frequency. While back there I got hold of some beer. Sure was good. They don't allow us to drink up here. It really is a luxury when I can get some.

It's two o'clock in the morning now and I'm really sleepy. I can't think of anything to write. I am happy to report that nothing is happening here. They started the peace talks a couple of days ago. I hope they accomplish something this time.

Well I'm going to sign off for now. When I think of something else to write I'll do it right away.

I got a letter from a girl in Chicago. It seems that she saw my picture in the Hammond Times. It took the letter over a month to get here because, as you remember, the paper had my address wrong.



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