Third United States Army
New York, New York
5 January 1945
Bryant Service Club
Providence, Rhode Island
Well, you are certainly around my neck this time. Your lovely gift package was handed to me today. The scarf is grand and something I needed for a long time. The weather here, “Somewhere in Luxembourg,” is not cold enough for an overcoat, but it does call for something around your neck.
Thanks a million and I shall wear it every time I go outside. I desire to thank the person who took all the time and trouble to knit so that I might have a scarf. She did a grand job of it and deserves more than my humble thanks.
Also please thank the person who donated the wool which went into the scarf. To give up so much wool when it is so scarce shows that the person was not selfish.
In fact, that is the theme of this letter. Please give my thanks to all the unselfish people who gave of their time, efforts, and material to give us fellows over here a taste of Christmas as we in America know it.
Turkey and all the “fixin’s” were served us on Christmas Day and we sure did justice to it. I’ll bet I gained about ten pounds and if you have ever seen me, you will know that I cannot stand putting on an ounce.
Please forgive me if I do not write a long letter this time as we are very very busy. I am sandwiching this letter in between many jobs which I have to do.
Please remember me to all my good friends at Bryant.
A Happy New Year to you all and again--many many thanks for the lovely scarf.
Nicholas C. Coracci [Transcription ends]