Cliff August 18th, 1943

October 26

POWs At Work, Camp Carson

POWs At Work, Camp Carson

“Hi Jean and Jerry,

Just finished reading a letter from Dad and found out that you were in Appleton last weekend. You must have decided kinda late in the week to make the trip, eh? How is Dad looking these days- do you think he is improving right along?

I haven’t answered Beany’s last letter because he said they were leaving in a few days and I didn’t think a letter would reach him down there before he left. He sent me a booklet on their maneuvers which I’m sending on to you. You can send it on to the folks when you finish reading it.

Congratulations on the recent raise in pay, Jerry! Would you have changed jobs again if he hadn’t given it to you?

So the Jim Rebeck’s are soon to have a baby- I wonder when the Jerry Nelson’s will announce the same thing???

Yesterday I received a letter from Paul Glisky who is in North Africa- the letter reached me just nine days after he sent it. He hadn’t seen any of the Appleton boys but had seen some of their names written in a book at some Red Cross station. He mentioned Kasserine Pass and Algiers in his letter.

The weather has been cool here lately with a little rain almost every evening. Is ‘Old Sol’ still beating down on you up there?

There are Nazi prisoners up at the Dental clinic almost every day. I have worked on about a dozen of them the past week. There are very few who can understand a bit of English so it’s not easy to work on them. I saw one the other day who was listed as nineteen years old but he didn’t look a day over fifteen.

I’m going over to the P.X. now to have a couple of brews with some of the boys so I’ll close for tonight. Don’t wait so long in answering this time!

Love,

Cliff”

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