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?
Dear Bernard Yesterday I received two letters from you. One of them had the souvenir that you got at the mass on board of ship. Peggy called the baby Ellen after her mother. She was undecided about it but she finally decided to do it. Uncle Mike is fine now. Goes around every place as … Continue reading Ellen and The Little Monster
Dear Bernard I guess by the time this reaches you Japan will be a fact. You should be there pretty soon, if not by now. Peggy had her baby on Friday, 12:13 AM to be exact got to the hospital around 11:45 Thursday, so didn't have much time to get acquainted down there. But contrary … Continue reading Peggy Has a Baby Girl, Not Named Michele