9 Dec 44
Somewhere in FRANCE
with the 7th Army
Bryant Service Club:
It appears as if a Christmas package was necessary to shake me out of my trance, but things out this way have been moving along rather rapidly, and my time has been limited.
My sincere appreciation for your Christmas gift & many thanks to all who have contributed in any way toward it. It really is a swell thing over here to receive those tokens of remembrance & makes a fellow feel that he isn't quite so alone.
My Christmas holiday shan't be spent in Tokyo or Berlin, but here's hoping that the latter event may come up soon. And you're sure right about God's Country (back there) there certainly is none other like it. Again, many thanks.