Babe drops several celebrity names here--but it's not as though he saw any of them in person.
Also, my grandparents kept chickens in their yard in Mount Kisco. Babe boasts that now, he, too had one...briefly.
Babe apparently sent French currency back to his family, too. "The French let their money keep in circulation until it crumples into dust."
Plus, Babe describes an assignment he and a couple of other radio operators had to complete with a colonel.
A couple of interesting veins I wanted to tap while blogging about Babe's letters so far have turned into dead-ends.