Dear Mom, Dad, and Snapper
I am on guard tonight. I have some time so I thought I would write. I go on guard from to and . I walk the Reg. guard house area. That is around the guard house, PX, and cleaners and parking lot where we parked that night you visited. We came in at today to get ready.
To day was C ration day. We are on recoilless rifles now.
I got your letter tonight.
I think we are going to bivouac the last of next week. That is about the 22nd of May. I will be glad to go in away because when I get back I’ll only have 2 weeks left o guard. I am sending some pictures that Martin took when we were on the mortar. I have some more I am getting developed. How did the pictures come out you took out here. You don’t need to send me them but I would like to have 1 or 2 that you think I would like.
Well we just finished our 11th week today. That leaves 5 weeks. We are still on the alert and restricted somewhat. I didn’t have much desire to go anyplace anyway. I want to save my money for when I come home. I don’t know how much I will needy yet to come home but I’ll let you know. If I don’t get my orders in time I will probably not get the charted plane and may have to go to LA or San Fran. to get a plane. There is a chance I may not get my orders when the rest of they guys get theirs because of my special training deal and but then I may get them early. We should finish on Thurs night and get to leave ahead of time and get more time at home. Some guys in the company across the street from us got away on a Sat afternoon and their leave didn’t start till Monday.
I still have to get my trousers change yet. Some of the guys are getting their changed so it shouldn’t be to long. I got your stamps last night. Thanks.
Saturday is the big Armed Forces Day parade here. I would rather see it than be in it. You can’t see anything when your in it.
Everyone is sure in a bad mood around here anymore. We don’t get enough sleep , its is hot etc. They tell the squad leader where to go to when they put them on detail. I told mine last night. They were going to give me a recoilless rifle to clean and our Field Sgt. told the guys on guard they didn’t have to. They were just to work on stuff to get ready for guard. I never did clean it.
Well can’t think of anymore to say. That coffee ration is good if you get the right amount of water with it. Taste just like the real stuff to me. May be I am just use to it. Will write again.