Dec 5, 1950
Dear Mom & Dad & Grandpa;
Well I went on the firing range today.. I had to shoot the M-1 to get famileryed on it. I have a darned already told you I have been issued a carbine. I was sorta sore because I hadn’t been taught a darned thing on positions or anything. The Lt. in charge said he thought I was from Texas and knew all about it. He is one of these dam Californians. He made me mad. They tod me to lay in the prone positin and fire 4 shots. The target was 299 yards off with a 19 inch bulls eye. I was sorta scared because it kicks pretty hard. The first shot went just under the bullseye in the 4. The Lt. said that was pretty good, but after the 3 next shots he looked sorta puzzled. They were all bullseyes. One was perfect. I showed him.
Wow my back is really hurting now. I couldn’t hardly get out of bed this morning. I hope it gets real bad.
gets real bad? Not sure of Karl’s intention here.
Well get my rifle clean and gas up the motor.