FORT McCLELLAN, ALABAMA
June 27, 1943
Dear Members of the Bryant Service Club,
I guess that it’s about time, that I wrote. In case you don’t know, I’ve been in the army since May 7, when I left for Fort Devens. After being there for 18 days, I was shipped down here, where I’m in the infantry. Yes, it is a far cry from Bryant and I certainly miss Bryant. I was in the Senior Accountancy and Finance class when I was inducted.
How are things going at Bryant? I suppose that they haven’t changed much, if any. I heard that the senior classes are being completed June 30. What other news is there? Are the draftees going very fast now? Do you still have assemblies about once a month?
I am now in my basic training of 13 weeks. This is my fifth week.
There are a scattered few down here from Providence and others from Massachusetts, but the great majority of the trainees (privates) here are from Pennsylvania.
I hope to hear from the letter-writing committee soon.
James J. Connery, Jr.