Babe recalls that his parents told him he had cousins living in Eboli. Here, he briefly recounts what he recently saw there.
"All we do here all day long is building fires to dry the mud off of our feet. The reason it takes all day to dry our feet is because we have to plow through the stuff continually to get enough wood to keep the fire going."
"United States Army says that river bed is no longer a river bed, but a road, so now it is a road. I get quite a laugh out of that every time I think of it."
With a few spare parts, Babe the radio operator and some of his colleagues built a radio "to put us to sleep at night. The bloody thing plays good, too."
"Don't let anyone, I don't care if it is the mayor, tell you you can't send anything that I just mentioned because fellows here have received everything I want in packages already."