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Letter to Mom and Dad [April 29, 1953]

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

April 29, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

Well, it's still quiet around here I'm happy to report. The only change has been the weather. For two days now instead of a bright moon, it's dark and misty and foggy. For two days now it's been raining continuously. It hasn't even stopped once. I've got chains on all four wheels of my jeep and still I slip all over the road. Three of our lines went out on top of one of the hills. The climb is almost straight up and really muddy. I fell down all the way to the bottom of the hill a couple of times. We got them in though. It took about four hours. I'm on the switchboard now still drying off.

Since in my previous letters I told you that I received your other packages, I hope you have sent my camera. I'm positive I'll receive it. It doesn't weigh two pounds so if you send it air mail I should get it in about 11 days.

Tomorrow is payday. I'm going to try to get a couple of money orders in order to send money I have home. I'll let you know in my next letter or when I do get the money orders.

Haven't much else so say, I haven't got any mail for two days. I suppose I'll get a couple of letters tomorrow though.

In about a day I expect to start the second layer of that box of cookies tomorrow. When it rains like this we don't feel like climbing that big hill to the mess hall. So instead, we eat "C" rations from the can. Those cookies really go good with beans and frankfurters.

That's it for now. I'll write again soon.



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