June 12, 1943
I received your package yesterday in the morning mail call. Thanks a lot, it was a complete suprise [sic] to me because it was my first gift from Bryant.
Today 120 men shipped from here to get to Nashville to be classified. This is the second shipment we have had from here. I’ll see one more bunch go then I’ll go.
It is swell up here. It is nothing like the real army. It’s almost like going to Bryant except you don’t go home, ever! – and we have PT (physical trg) every day, Mon – Sat.
PT is the next thing on the schedule today. We’ve got to climb a mountain again. PT here always ends with something to make you exzert [sic] yourself to the maximum!
I have enclosed a copy of our detachment paper. I thought it would give a good overall picture of what we do as to sports, etc.
The bell will ring pretty soon now for PT so I guess I’d better mail this.
Thanks again for the swell package!
Howard Spalding Bryant ‘43