Letter Written by Arthur F. Bowler, Jr. to the Bryant College Service Club Dated April 29, 1943
WWII;Arthur F. Bowler, Jr.
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A. P. O. 694
New York, New York
Bryant Service Club
Providence, Rhode Island
I have recently received the carton of candy which you have sent me. I certainly am pleased that whoever is responsible for sending the pleasant surprise boxes remembers that I don’t use smokes. Where we are the boys can buy all the smokes they want at a bargain, but it is not so easy to find candy bars like those we used to get in the States. Most all the boys like the peanuts as the sugar coating is not too hard and does not chip teeth like some hard coatings would.
To me the package was like receiving a birthday gift as my birthday is on the twenty-second of April. I trust that in the future some time, perhaps in the fall I will be able to thank the Club in person, but only time will tell.
I’m using an old typewriter and it won’t spell for me as well as those machines at Bryant used to. I’ve put on about twenty pounds since last February and am feeling swell. Wish all the boys could have the kind of service they assigned me to, but you know once in a while a soldier gets a few breaks. Guess I better sign off now.
Best of luck to all.
Arthur F. Bowler, Jr.