U. S. Army
22 December 1944
In a way I feel guilty for waiting so long to acknowledge the receipt of your Christmas gift.
I received it two days ago. Not knowing most of you, and having you remember me, is the reason I should have written sooner. I only wish that there were more that I could do--rather than a mere letter--to show my sincerest thanks and appreciation.
It is a little late to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, but I do hope that the New Year will have cheer and joy for all of you.
Once again--thanks a million for your gift.