Thurs 5/24/51 Dear Bernie By this time you've probably given me up as a lost cause. Frankly, I've meant to write but just haven't gotten around to it. Mom told me you've finally landed in rather a desolate place in Japan. Well thank goodness it is Japan anyway. I haven't seen your letter as yet … Continue reading The Vicious Circle of Home Repair
Dear Bernie I always mean to ask if there is anything you want me to send you but forget. If there is anything in the food line that you need just let me know. Today the Van Dyke snapshot came but to tell you the truth I don't see any whiskers. Of course it may … Continue reading Pop’s Tea Fail and Tidings from the Red Cross
Dear Bernard: Another Sunday is here. They sure come fast. It doesn't seem as if one is rightly gone, when another one rolls around. Mr. Campbell up on Forest Avenue next door to where Pat Milton used to live, died of a heart attack in bed the other morning. He went to the bathroom at … Continue reading Mr. Campbell Dies and Friends Migrate to Jersey
Hi Digger, How's the Infantry? As you can see I'm now in the Anti-Aircraft-Artillery-Automatic Weapons-Semi-Mobile. That takes care of all the initials. We were all transferred from the Inf. To the AAA about 7 weeks ago. What a change from the Inf. Camp Edwards is right next to Otis Air Base and there are a lot … Continue reading ML&Co. Decimated by Draft
Dear Bernie, From your description of the mail service I'm sure you will get this letter as you are being "quituated" from the Army. However, I feel constrained to read it anyway. Honorable Father really pleased with the description of Occidentalis [something in latin, looks like "operd" or "aperd"] Orientales. Strange, but did I get … Continue reading NY Priest: “Japan More Irish than Ireland”
Dear Bernie Things are moving the same as usual here, nothing new or strange. Michael & Anne came down Sunday with the children. Mark Bernard is quite a boy. He's no baby. Can roll & tumble around with the best of them. You should see him eat. Peggy still gives Mark strained baby food, but … Continue reading Mark B v. Mark 3 (The Little Monster)
Camp Edwards, 9/May/51 Hi P.F.C Digger, How's things "over there?" Things over here at Camp Edwards are being held under control by yours truly and Cpl. Al Senkow who arrived two weeks ago with the New York National Guard. He is in "D" battery in the 633rd AAA. That is a 90 mm outfit. He … Continue reading Will Merrill Lynch Survive the Draft?