Dec 7, 1950
Dear Mom and Dad and Grandpa;
Well who would of ever thought that on the 9th anniversary of Pearl Harbor I would be in the Army about to fight against China. Things sure happen funny don’t they?
Well on the Transverse firing range, I either made expert or sharpshooter. This range has targets popping out of holes anywhere from 25 t 200 yards away. They only stay up a few seconds. I made either 100 or 110 out of 120. Anyway I will get a medal.
Say! I’m going to come by car. That way I’m sure of starting off on time and I won’t have to use your money. I can have a little to spend at home then.
I will try to get in touch with Harris this weekend.
My watch works perfect. I really like it. The only thing is if I go into combat, which is going to happen, I will send this on home and wear a real cheap one. I don’t think I could ever earn you $17,000 any easer anyway. That is a big joke around here so don’t take it serious.
I guess it’s an inside joke. I really don’t understand
Do you know I put on my new pair of wool trousers and they are 3 inches too long. There goes another 50¢
Well youall be good and tell me when your going to move.
P.S. Tell Margret and Ralph that I”ll write real soon.