Weds. Aug 2, 1944
[This letter to family friends is ABRIDGED BC MOST OF LETTER IS MOSTLY REPEAT INFO – JUST WANTED TO ADD THE CUTE QUIPS BELOW]
Thanks very much for the candy. It certainly reminds me of Atlantic City and Wildwood every time my teeth get stuck on a Salt Water Taffy.
Most of the men in this ward have some sort of broken leg. The fellow next to me just came in 2 nights ago. He accidently shot himself in the lower leg while cleaning his rifle. All I did was to jump out into a ravine. It was a cinch, nothing to it.
Well, chow is on the way, so that’s all for now,