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Letter to Mom and Dad [July 6, 1953]

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

July 6, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

Yesterday we didn't do a thing because of the terrific rain. Today we expect 50 mile an hour winds and 5 more inches of rain.

I received your letter of June 30 last night.

I'm eager to see our house now that you've redecorated it and altered the basement.

I'm supposed to be outside working now but I got away so I'm writing now. The rain is really coming down. I'm all wet.

Ronnie must have a pretty fair job. I hope he sticks to it. He seems like the type who can hold a job.

I'll paint the house when I get back. I'm not afraid to climb or work anymore. Those White Sox are doing pretty well lately. I hope they keep it up.

Right now I get mail from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, California, Maryland, Michigan and Missouri. Not bad huh? Of course, you're the only one who writes real steady. From the rest I get a letter about once a month.

I may not stay here in the three point zone too long. I've heard rumors that I was to go back on line. The Liaison section has 6 OPs now and they're having trouble with the lines. I know those lines because I laid them with "Polock". He said he really misses me and is trying to get me back up there. If he can't, he's going to come down. We'll have to wait to see what happens.

Our Battery Commander (Capt. Flynn) is rotating tomorrow. - Oh Happy Day!!! I'm really glad to see him go. He had a dislike for me ever since I was in Radio.

One night while I was sleeping he called and wanted me to take him someplace in the jeep. I wouldn't get up. After waiting for me nearly an hour, he got someone else. Hell, I was working all that day digging ditches and on the radio in the evening. I wasn't going to get up even if Joe Chink was coming. I didn't care what he said. I was a Private then and since I was always on details anyway he couldn't do anything to me. I'm already in Korea. Ever since that, he's had a dislike towards me.

I wonder what the next Battery Commander will be like.

I'm on Guard Duty again tonight. Damn, how I hate to walk in that rain. My rifle gets all rusty and my feet sore, but that's the way it is in the 3 point area

I'm going now. I'll write soon. No Sweat!!



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