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Solomons, M. I.
April 4, 1943

Dear Friends,

It is with a feeling of pride that I acknowledge your remembrance of a gift of smokes received today.

It was certainly a lift to show them and pass them around to my shipmates. They read the little card enclosed and thought it was pretty swell.

Please accept my sincere thanks.
My address is:

Aaron French, Jr. SK—2/c
Crew 4107—Brk. 13
Solomons Branch
Washington, D. C.

Would also appreciate receiving the school paper. I am in the Amphibious Force and of the Class of 1928.

Aaron French, Jr.
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