R. A. Bigda
2098 QM Trk (Am)
June 23, 1943 [Postmark date]
Bryant Service Club
Providence, Rhode Island
It certainly is quite charming to receive gifts thru [sic] the generosity and good fellowship of students that I have never seen and it is with deep appreciation and gratitude that I acknowledge the receipt of your most welcome gift.
As you probably recognize I am now a 2nd Lt. and have traveled quite extensively in the past two months with different organizations. In fact I have been in about 18 states and at least 12 or 15 different posts.
It surprises me to think of the long way your gift had to come- but nevertheless it finally reached me - even out in the world on maneuvers – which makes the thoughtfulness on your part doubly surprising.
There isn’t much I can say except to thank you as a group + as fellow students and to ask you to keep up your good work on the home front – we’ll take care of the field.
Sincerely, R. A. Bigda