Babe responds to a letter from his older brother Vin, who is apparently serving on a transport ship. Vin served in either the Merchant Marine or the Navy; I can't remember. It is increasingly poignant to read these references to Babe's time after the war. Plus, it's nearly mid-January and he's still in the hospital.
"It is warm and clear and it is as salty as can be. It is both as blue as the sky and as green as the grass, but close up it looks crystal clear."
A letter noteworthy mostly for the names of hometown pals that Babe drops.
Plus, Babe tells his parents about a couple of other Mount Kisco boys he met in camp.