c/o Mrs. L. H. Winell
Zillock road, R. R. #1,
San Benito, Texas
Camp Chaffee, Arkansas
January 8, 1945
Bryant Service Club
Just a note to let you know that I received your last letter, as well as the box of candy, both having been forwarded to me from my permanent mail address of home in Texas.
I want to thank you all for both, as they both were most welcome and appreciated.
Have enjoyed, several times, reading your letter, so whenever you can—keep ‘em coming! I’m sure that all the boys enjoy reading it. In fact I’m sending my copy on to Sgt. Andre’ J. Desjarlais (’35), 1689th S.U., C.M.P. Det., 2442 West Warren Blvd., Chicago, 12, Illinois whose home is 38 Winchester Street, Providence. I was on furlough to La Crosse, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois over Christmas and New Years, and while on my way home from La Crosse to Chicago, on the Burlington “Zephyr,” who do I see but my old friend Andy. He is an M.P. working out of Chicago, and has been there for 14 months he tells me. We really had a grand visit, at least as much as time would permit. It was the first time I’ve seen him since graduation in 1935. Had hoped to see him in Chicago, but circumstances prevented our getting together again. He said that he had not been getting the Club letters, so maybe it might be a good idea to add Andy to your list. How about it? Am sure he would appreciate it. I’ll send him the last one, as I promised I would.
Thanks again, and all good wishes and best regards to you all in the fine job that you are all performing in the Club. ‘Tis appreciated!