Cliff August 5th, 1943

October 14

German POWs In the US

German POWs In the US

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I was released from the hospital yesterday morning and I started work again today at the Dental Clinic. After I got back to the barracks yesterday I cleaned my room, saw a ball game in the afternoon and went to a show in camp last night. It sure seems swell to be back to duty again as it gets tiresome sitting around a hospital room.

My cheek is slightly puffed yet but the infection is all gone so in a few days my face will be back to normal again.

Did you receive my second letter? I wrote you twice while I was in the hospital. So my last letter was too short, eh? Well, sometimes there isn’t very much to write about, Jerry. I’ll try to do better from now on.

Yesterday I received letters from both Milly and Hada. They expected Wards out on Monday night so the folks will be postponing their trip to the cities. Milly said she had a very good time while she was in Chicago and Fort Sheridan.

I sent Susan a dollar for her birthday- I couldn’t get anywhere to buy her a gift. Milly said she was having a party for her and I guess Susan had asked most of the kids to come before Milly had a chance. She is plenty smart, all right.

Dad is feeling pretty good the way Mom writes- she mentioned about coming out to see me later on this summer if I don’t get a chance to get home again very soon.

I am writing this at the Dental Clinic and was just interrupted to X-ray a prisoner of war. He is a Nazi soldier captured in North Africa. I took one large picture of him- he has a broken jaw- I guess he broke it while playing ball down at the concentration camp area. It seems funny to see these guys around.

Well, it’s soon time to go to dinner and I have some work to finish up so I’ll say bye for now. Write!

Love,

Cliff”

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