World War II;Rudolph A. Bigda
ARMY WAR COLLEGE
July 27, 1942
Bryant Service Club
Providence, Rhode Island
It was certainly with a feeling of guilt that I opened your thoughtful and generous gift. For, as you know, I have been very lax in keeping you informed as to my occupation and whereabouts for the last few years, although I have received, and read with avid interest, every single item in our Bryant News. It seems that I had a feeling, which was dispelled today, that we of the old Bryant werenot [sic] as integral a part of your organization, as the present students and graduates of the new Bryant.
Words fail to express my appreciation of the good-fellowship evidenced by the present classes, and evidently they are just as good a “gang” as the one that graduated in ’35.
I surely hope that they all fully appreciate the excellent facilities and opportunities afforded them at the new Bryant, which I was privileged to visit, as much as we of ’35 appreciated the old Bryant.
Thanks again and best wishes to the faculty and students of “our” Bryant College.
R.A. Bigda [handwritten signature] Sgt. R. A. Bigda
Commissary Acctg. Dept. [Transcription ends]