WWII;John L. Champlin;England
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Somewhere in England
August 7, 1944
I received your swell letter of Nov. 9th, '43 just about a month ago but since then have been on the move so much I just have not had the time to write. the letter went all the way to Panama and back to the States and then over here to England which is why it took so long in reaching me.
The old saying that it is a small world is certainly true. About a month after I had been here in England I ran into Frank Budlong who was in my class at Bryant. It sure seemed good to talk over old times with someone again. I for one am always glad to get a letter from the Bryant Service Club as it helps to keep us in touch with some of our friends both at home and stationed at the other end of the world. Just so that your next letter will not be so long in reaching me I will give you my latest address:
T/Sgt. John L. Champlin, 11011020
322nd Station Complement, A.P.O. #149
c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.
Here's hoping the Club will continue its good work and that we may all be home soon.
Very truly yours
John L. Champlin