WWII;Fred A. Bither;Holland;Paul Filipowich;Curtis Dickenman

Rights Management

All rights retained by Bryant University


[Transcription begins]
T/Sgt. F. A. Bither
Hq. Co. XIX Corps
APO 270
c/o Postmaster
New York City
Nov. 23, 1944.

The Bryant Service Club
Bryant College
Providence, Rhode Island

"Somewhere in Holland"

Dear People,

Thank you very much for the very fine Xmas present which I received today. Having received many gifts and letters from you in my three years in the army, none of them was more appreciated than this one.

As you probably know, Bryant men and women are all over the world nowadays, and when I say that I mean it literally, because only this week, I was visited by Lt. Paul Filipowich, who roomed with me, during my last year at Bryant, and graduated in the same class. It was the first time I had seen him in over five years, and for the short while that we talked, our days at Bryant was the main subject. Have also recently heard from Curtis Dickenman, who also roomed with me, and he is in the south Pacific. As you may know, he is in the US Coast Guard.

If this typing isn't up to Bryant standards, all I can do is quote Miss Krupa who told me "You'll never pass 30." It seems when I was at Bryant I was one of the men who were all thumbs, but somehow or other I did manage to pass, and have many pleasant memories.

there is another Bryant man in this same organization. S/Sgt. H. J. Robers whose home is in Fall River. I believe that he went there a feww [sic] years after I did.

Thanks again, for the package!

Yours sincerely,
Fred A. Bither
[Transcription ends]