Dated Aug. 1, 1943; postmarked Aug. 4, from the U.S. Army Postal Service.
Dear Mom and Pop,
It just occurred to me that two more days and it will be Bib’s birthday. I never keep track of the date and I just asked one of the boys before I found out. I don’t even know how old he is. I want to send him my best wishes any how.
Right now, I am writing this letter in the guardhouse. But don’t worry, I am on guard and the guards sleep in the guardhouse when they are not walking post.
I like this camp better than the last one and I hope I stay here a little longer.
I guess Vince went by now, but to tell you the truth, I hope he never goes.
That’s about all I have to say for now.