[V-mail addressed to Ralph N., Richmond, California. Return addressed to E.R.G., C.M. 3/C, 55th Battalion, Company D, Platoon 4, c/o FPO San Francisco, California. Envelope postmarked 10 April 1944 at 8 p.m.]
April – 4 – 44.
Just got myself a much needed haircut after waiting in line for almost two hours so now will attempt to answer a few letters. Boy will it ever be a pleasure to get away from these darn continual lines. Wait till we stand in that long line for our discharge papers. That will be okay. Remember Tony Berlucci? He is a Chief Officer now, somewhere in this area, on one of your Yard #2 products. Would like to run into him. Not much chance though because our stay here is just about over. Just my luck too, after meeting a lovely blonde recently. Winter will soon be here though, so I don’t mind moving out. Say, none of us can take cool weather anymore. Don’t know how I’ll like that bay-region fog and cold if and when we get to it again. Guess I’ll have to roll out the long handles.
So long for now.