Oct 25, 1950
Dear Mom & Dad
I received you letter and one from Dons folks today. I was real glad to here from Dad.
Im glad he sold the jeep. If he sells my car he can get a carryall.
Dad, I have seen the ocean one time. That was when we were on a 5 mile hike. It is about 3 miles from here.
If you come out here at Christmas, I will be able to get a pass then or over the weekend. Only 50% of the company can go at one time. I will get time off if you can stay at least one week, maybe sooner.
I lived through K.P.. yesterday. I wend to work at 4:30 AM and got off
at 9:00 P.M. I worked like the devil. The only rest we got was while we ate. I scrubbed pots & pans, peeled spuds and apples, cleaned silver & trays, washed and mopped tables and floors. The food is absolutely rotton. Everyone is gripping. I’m back to craving candy and cokes. When I got good food at home I didn’t crave it. We had raw beans, rice & tomatoes, peelings, cold corn, greens and hot weak coffee, and deluted grapefruit juice for dinner. They gave me bacon I couldn’t cut this morning. I ruined a fork on it.
Well till then
P.S. Write soon, Tomorrow