June 19, 1943
The package you sent me arrived a few days ago, and I want to thank you again or your thoughtfulness. It was forwarded from my previous station in good condition.
As you gather from my address, I am not located at the airstation [sic] down here in Virginia. My work concerns procurement of aviation materials, and similar phases of supply.
There’s plenty of things to do and sights to see, but you can be sure I’m looking forward to getting back to New England some day, and to that life that I once thought was monotonous. Anyway, they tell me that if I stay in for about fifty years. I ought to have something saved up to fall back on.
Marty Shapiro [Transcription ends]