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Co D 706th M.P.Bn.
Holyoke, Mass
Jan. 1, 1942

USO

Bryant Service Club
c/o Bryant College
Providence, RI

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your most welcomed box of candy which I received on Tuesday of this week. I did not receive it in time for Xmas although it was mailed from Millis, Mass on the 19th of December. Even though it was late, it was still greatly appreciated.

The package arrived in good condition and everything was intact. The other boys here are still getting packages from home so, you see, the mail is still rushed with Xmas packages.

We have had a stormy week and as a result been confined to lectures for four days. When we do get back outside again, we’ll start training more intensive. I happen to be lucky to be stationed only about 110 miles from home but that is only for the winter months. Even though we have an M.P. address now, I hope to get to doing some type of clerical work after my basic training is complete.

Best Regards to ally my former classmates at Bryant

William A. Bliven

The Young Men’s Christian Association – The National Catholic Community Service – The Salvation Army – The Young Women’s Christian Associations The Jewish Welfare Board – The National Travelers Aid Association

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