22 Dec. 1944
Bryant Service Club
Hello there. I received your Christmas package and letter and was happy to have heard from you.
I am lucky to be back in the States this year for Christmas and only wish that it were possible for all the boys to be home.
All the Bryant graduates I know are happy to hear from your organization. Keep writing to the boys overseas as a letter, card, newspaper, etc., is all that a fellow over there has to look forward to. A boy over there is happy if he knows that the folks at home have taken a few minutes to drop him a line. He knows that he is not forgotten.
Keep up the good work your organization is doing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
Richard E. Cardoze
1st Lt., Inf.