S/Sgt. R. T. Clark, 31657032
Hq. Det. A. P. O. 523, c/o Postmaster
New York, New York
Tuesday, 4 January 1944
I received your swell package Sunday, and I want to thank each and everyone of you very much. It was certainly swell of you and I appreciate it very much.
Well, I am still over here in Tehran, the capitol of Iran. Things are about the same as usual, which isn't much. Things are pretty dead here, and we really don't have a heck of a lot to do. However, I guess we are more fortunate than a lot of fellows.
As you know, we were really in the news when they had the conference here. I was fortunate enough to be a member of the President's honor guard, so I got a chance to get a good look at him, and a bunch of other big shots. When the President landed here I couldn't have been more than ten feet away when they took him off the plane. I never saw so many big shots in my life. I also got a chance to see Churchill and Stalin, although not from such a close-up position. All in all it was quite a thrill getting a chance to see so many of them. I only hope that their being here will shorten the war and get us all home a bit sooner. We are kept pretty busy here, and really do accomplish quite a bit. As far as I am concerned I would just as have put in a good day's work, for when you are working the time goes by a lot faster. I have now been over here for more than a year, but the time has not gone by too slow.
I have written this during noon hour, and it is now time to quit and go back to work so I must say so long for now. Thanks again for the package, and good luck and best wishes to all of you.