This is the second letter within the envelope postmarked July 27, 1943, by the U.S. Army Postal Service. Click here for the first letter; this letter is dated July 26, from North Africa.
Dear Mom and Pop,
I’m feeling fine and dandy and I hope you all are the same.
I got some more French money for you, too. One is five francs, worth 10 cents, and the other is 10 francs, worth 20 cents. You notice these new bills were printed in the U.S. but the old ones were made here. The French, as you will see, let their money keep in circulation until it crumples up into dust. This one is taped up like the 100 franc note I was going to send you in my last letter. The censor told me I couldn’t send more than fifty francs in any one letter, though.
I went to the P.X. and got some Life Savers yesterday and where do you suppose they were manufactured? Port Chester, New York.
That’s all for now.