Cliff September 20th, 1943

November 11

Gear Inspection

Gear Inspection

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Arrived in Colorado Springs Sat. morning at 9:30. I had almost three hours in Des Moines so three of us soldiers had supper together and went to a show before train time again. I stayed in town all day Saturday- saw a good football game in the afternoon between Colorado College and Lowry Field from Denver. The players on both sides were former college stars who are now going to school out here learning to do jobs for the Army and Marines. I came into camp after supper and got a few of my things in order again.

As I expected, all the rumors have it that we are leaving here in the near future- perhaps in a month or so. All the boys who were on furlough are getting their equipment and clothing checked again tomorrow so we’ll be getting some new stuff. All our things must be in A-1 shape. There are some things I cannot write about for the good of everyone concerned. I hope we move soon and get organized in a hospital of our own.

The lunch box you fixed for me was perfect and I enjoyed every bit of it. I had lunch on the train Friday evening and had plenty left for breakfast the next morning. Thanks a lot for it. Oh yes, that bottle of beer tasted fine, too!

Today I’ve been visiting with the boys and I spent a couple of hours in town tonight. Bye for now.

Love, Cliff”

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