I visited the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis on Friday. There wasn't much to see. The file mostly contained my correspondence from 20 years ago. But there was some new information about Babe's war injury.
A little detour to look into the 64th General Hospital in Livorno, Italy, where Babe spent a significant portion of his time overseas.
A stroll through some old documents that I've collected — and finally organized so I can find things easier — revealed some information I forgot I had.
The lack of information about Babe's whereabouts makes this letter particularly frustrating. Earlier letters about his hospitalization make it clear that he has received mail, so does this mean he's been hospitalized in a different location?
The boredom he is suffering from his hospitalization is palpable in this very brief letter, asking for another shipment of some basic supplies. And what's a "nickel pie"?