April 3, 1944 - War is Hell-The
Meaning of Freedom-His Album
"...Over here it's in truth not a picnic.
Excitement pretty often and I sure will welcome one night at home
just staring at the bulkheads and listening to the radio. Gee! Are
these houses ever lousy. War is hell let no one kid you. Thank God
America is still untouched. Funny how none of us never really knew
our country. Freedom -Thanks to the war I realize what it is to be
free...Incidentally my album is slowly getting filled and the top
tore off. Wonder if somehow you can send a large one such as mine
to me. If you can, you better send loads of picture corners with it..."
"...The material in the dress I sent Lynda is really what they wear
here. So you can see even that dress how lucky Americans are. Haven't
see that family again since the pictures. They live in Sicily and
that is far from here...
"...I had the address changed on the bonds but it takes time. You
no doubt noticed my dear sister that you are co-owner. Told you you've
been so swell, well if anything should go wrong it will be my small
way of payment for kindness. Tell Lloyd (Dad's brother)
to write me when he gets in the Army. By the way I met Paul Buchko,
a friend of Tony's (another brother)
if you recall over here in Italy. He says to send his best..."
The dress Dad talked about might be similar to those shown in
this post card