A.P. O. 831
December 30, 1942
Many thanks for the kind thought behind your Christmas gift. Your gift arrived today, and I am sorry to say in not a very good condition. When sending packages of food stuff, I have found it much the best to have them packed in a tin. This gives protection from the climate and also reduces greatly the damage suffered in handling.
My correct address is now S/Sgt. John L. Champlin 11011020, 48th A. B. Hqs. + A.B. Squadron, A. P. O. 831, c/o Postmaster, New Orleans, La.
I am seriously considering Bryant College as the school in which I will resume my studies after the War is over. In the meantime, I would greatly appreciate it if you would try to have an official transcript of my record sent to me. If it is possible, please have it sent Air Mail. If you will inform me of my expenses incurred I will be more than willing to pay for the same.
Thanking you again for your gift and the thoughtfulness it represents, I remain
S/Sgt. John L. Champlin [Transcription ends]