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Letter to Mom and Dad [July 13, 1953]

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

July 13, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

Last night they came to me while I was eating chow and told me to go up on 242 Liaison. It seems that the men who were up there couldn't stand the strain. So—I packed up and moved.

It's a rough sector near Porkchop. When I got there I immediately started laying the lines. We got them all in by 2 a.m. Today I went to see the Battery Commander and I told him that I didn't want to stay there. After quite a bit of talking, I'm back here in the Battery. I told them I did the job but I wouldn't want to keep it. I'm back where it's a little safer. I'm tired and still a little shaky but happy.

It started raining again last night and I caught a cold sleeping on the wet ground. It's not a bad one and I think I'll be rid of it by tomorrow. They're going to start showing the movies again. That means things are cooling off a bit. I hope so, and I pray that they'll stay that way.

I got the Sporting News and those pages from the Hammond Times yesterday. I still haven't given up on the White Sox. You better believe that I'll see plenty of ball games next year.

It will be chow time in a short time. I'm pretty hungry. We had meatballs and noodles this afternoon I just heard some rumors about something which I can't mention to you. I will tell you in about a month because they are probably false. It's about me and a few others. No--we won't leave Korea then or even move. It's something about which you'd never guess so be patient for a month or so. It's good news.

I'm going to go now. I feel fine.



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