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SGT. C.R. BURNHAM, JR.
11096290
HQ. SQ. XII
TACTICAL AIR COMMAND
APO 374
C/O POSTMASTER, N.YC.
APRIL 29, 1944

BRYANT SERVICE CLUB
BRYANT COLLEGE
1 YOUNG ORCHARD AVENUE
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

SOMEWHERE IN ITALY

HELLO BRYANT SERVICE CLUB:

WAS GREATLY PLEASED TO RECEIVE YOUR LATEST NEWS BULLETIN BUT WASN’T PLEASED WITH ALL THE NEWS THAT IT CONTAINED. I RBOMED [sic] WITH CHARLIE NOFAL IN WHAT WE CALLED “TOWER HOUSE” AND I NEVER EXPECT TO MEET A FINER FELLOW.

IT SURE SEEMED GOOD TO HEAR ALL THE OLD NAMES WHICH BROUGHT BACK PLEASANT MEMORIES. EUGENE SCHMIDT, JOHN BANNAN AND THE OTHERS WERE ALL AT BRYANT AT THE TIME I WAS AND OF COURSE MR. LAMBERT WAS ONE OF OUR PROFESSORS.

YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT I HEARD A GERMAN RADIO PROGRAM AND THEY WERE READING SOME PRISONER’S LETTERS TO THE STATES AND ONE OF THEM WAS FROM BUSS FRECHETTE TO HIS MOTHER. I AM TRYING TO GET A LETTER THRU TO HIM NOW. HE WAS OVER HERE AWHILE BUT I NEVER COULD FIND HIM.

I AM SORRY TO HEAR THAT MR. RIPLEY HAS RESIGNED AS I CAN VOUCH FOR THE FACT THAT HE WAS EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE- - HE FOUND ME MY FIRST, AND LAST AS IT TURNED OUT, JOB IN PROVIDENCE.

HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING FROM BOB CONNORS, CLASS OF ’42? HE WAS A GREAT PAL OF MNE AND I HAVE LOST TRACK OF HIM. I CORRESPOND WITH DON FIFIELD ALSO ’42 AND ANDRE WETZLER, HIS FIANCEE [sic], WHO IS A WAVE.

HOPE TO SEE THE STATES SOMETIME THIS YEAR AND I WILL SURELY DROP IN FOR A VISIT. THANK FOR THE XMAS PKG.

YOURS TRULY, Courtland R. Burnham, Jr. ‘41

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