Oct 23, 1950
Dear Mom & Dad;
Howdy people! I got you letter with the stamps. Thanks a lot. I finally found out where I could buy stamps. The Army doesn’t give us a thing. They even charge us income tax.
I can just see Pat throw his tray into the garbage can. WOW. Today we had Cauliflower with some sort of brown sauce. It was rotten. I think it had spoiled milk in it. I threw mine away when the sarge wasn’t looking. We can’t throw anything away here.
I’m on a volley ball team. We have lots of fun. We have played Non Coms and Officers. We do pretty good.
You letters sure make me feel closer to home. I feel a lot better now.
We are learning how to use the M-1 rifle. We have to take it apart & know every part in it.
Guess what? I ketch K.P Tomorrow. We take turns here. I have to start at 4:30 AM and quit at 2000.(8:00 P.M.) I might not get to write but you’ll get one the next day.
Well tell everyone hello
P.S. It sure helps to have wonderful parents. Thanks.