I hope I can find enough news to fill this letter. That fried chicken sure sounded good.
Damn- I just went broke in another crap game. I’m going to lay off now because I’ll be in here too long to spend my money the way I have been. I think I’ve gone thru over 100 dollars since I was drafted and I’m beginning to realize I’m foolish because I can’t win any back and my pay is too small. I suppose I’ve been too used to getting my weekly salary and haven’t gotten used to not having it. Enough for that!
The pictures of all of you look good to me. I haven’t gotten a hold of any myself but a couple kids took some so I’ll get the negatives and send a couple.
I’ll bet Jean enjoyed meeting the folks- you’ve got a fine gal and are having great times according to your letters.
Doggone I’m feeling kind of low and lonesome tonight. Maybe it’s because I lost but there really are a lot of lonely nights here even if there are a lot of fellows around. There isn’t enough doing around here I guess. Anyway we have a chance of getting closer to home after 6 more weeks.
The nights have cooled off pretty nice here now and the days aren’t quite as bad as they were. Boy-I’m sure gripping a lot in this letter, eh? Maybe my breaks will turn soon.
Well Jerrio I’ll close for now and write again the end of the week. We fire the machine gun tomorrow- I’ve had an easy time with that-even told a sergeant a few things he didn’t know.
Brother – Beany”