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Camp Niantic, Conn
April 8, 1943

Chairman
Bryant Service Club
c/o BRYANT COLLEGE
Providence, Rhode Island

An informal letter just to let you know that I received you [sic] most welcomed gift. I received it the other day during our movement from our former station to our present location. It brings me a little nearer to home and also brings all of the company at least closer to connections for travel facilities, that is the one grand thing about our present station.

I am working in the office of the Battalion and am, at present an understudy to the present Company Clerk. The work is really interesting and is of the nature which makes you want to really work at it once you get started. I want to take an opportunity to thank the BRYANT Service Club for the gift because when you get something like that, then you have a [sic] attitude that there are groups that actually aren’t in the service but at least are doing thier [sic] best for those in the Service. The only reason for no previous correspondence was because of the amount of work which we have been doing lately has kept me fairly busy. I want to be remembered to those classmates of mine who are left and also, if possible, I would like to have the address of one classmate of mine who recently left if you have it. His name ‘Philip Cornell’; he left and I didn’t have the chance to really know he was going, and I have had no correspondence from him.

The weather here has been cold but during this summer we expect to have real warm weather and go swimming right on the post. The fellows in the service like to write, but there isn’t too much to write about, so, until next time, there is no more.

Yours in the Service

Pvt 1cl William A. Bliven
Hdq 706th Military Police Bn.
Camp Niantic, Connecticut.
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