As you can tell by the new address, I’ve had a slight accident. Don’t worry now! It seems as if I broke my right leg yesterday morning while jumping down a ravine. Everybody was doing it and I guess I just landed wrong.
I’m now in what I believe is the largest hospital in the country and am under the best medical care in the U.S. I’ll probably be here quite some time, but there’s a good chance I’ll get a long furlough after I’m released. Also, this’ll keep me out of the war for a long time, so maybe I’m not too unlucky.
I just had 2 more x-rays a few minutes ago. They do everything here, as my leg is now in traction, (and will be that way for some time) I have to learn to sleep on my back. It was sort of uncomfortable last night but I’ll probably get used to it. I’m in a ward with 7 other men, all who have broken legs, too. They’re all mice guys and have a a lot of fun.
The food is good and we have news papers and magazines here. Please write here. from now on.
I had a little accident – broke my right leg (thigh bone) while jumping down a ravine – sergeant’s orders – everyone jumped but I must have landed wrong.
I’m in the largest hospital in the country and under expert medical care. I’l probably be here a pretty long time. But most likely I’ll get a furlough when I’m released and also this’ll keep me out of the war for a long time.
Right now my leg is slung up in traction and will remain that way for a few weeks., I think. It’s sort of awkward and uncomfortable to lie on your back all day long, but I’ll get used to it.
They’ve given me 4 x-rays so far, 2 before and 2 after my leg was set. I’m in a bright, airy ward with 7 other soldiers, all who have something broken in their legs.
My leg doesn’t hurt much at all, but is just a little uncomfortable. So far there isn’t too much to do, so I think I try to sleep.
Please write here,
Click above to see page 2, and very similar letter to dad. Thursday, July 13, 1944.