Nov 6, 1950
Dear Mom & Dad;
Well its been 1 month and I still don’t like the Army.
The started us in ernest on Basic. We still work in the Morn. & school in the afternoon. I was picked with all Non Coms to work & school. There are two groups we take turns working and schooling.
I received a letter from Hedy Sat I got one from you, Opal, Mrs Lowry, Marsha and Roland today. THe jackpot. I like Marsha’s letter better than Heddy’s,
What can I get Opal’s for Xmas? What do you folks want? Things are pretty cheap at the P.X.
Maybe you should keep the Chevy. Every where I go out here I walk. It sure seems funny.
I weighed flour today. We had to do it fast and you should of seen me. I was white from head to foot.
I just beat the best Non Com at Ping Pong but another rect.
I looked at it several times but I still don’t know what Karl means when he says “rect.”
beat me after 3 duces. I’ll get him yet.
Well Ill drop a line tomorrow.
SUA means Screwed up Army
P.S. I sure would enjoy a boat ride.