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July 14, 1942

Ft. Ord, California

Dear Folksies,

      Just a short line to thank all for the good birthday wishes, check, and all. It was swell to have Bobsy here with Sal and Dave at Del Monte.

       Yesterday was kept busy as platoon leader again and trying to help Frank Gerbode for a while at the warehouse. This P.M. we have another overnight bivouac. Thursday we have a long hike, all day.

       We understand that two weeks ago we were scheduled to go to the Aleutians, but somebody’s mind got changed so I guess the desert is still the place for the autumn.

                    Loads of love,

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