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Sgt. G. W. Congdon, 31059536
Hq. Hq. Sq. 316th Serv. Gp.
A.P.O. # 628 c/o Postmaster
New York City, New York
North Africa Tuesday
July 6, 1943
Bryant Service Club,
1 Young Orchard Avenue,
Providence, Rhode Island.
I received your most welcome letter of May 31, a few days ago and was very much pleased to hear that everything is going on good at my old Alma Mater.
Since the last time I wrote I have been promoted to the rank of Sgt.. Also my A.P.O. # has changed to plain A.P.O. as you can see by the address on my letter. I have not received a copy of the Bryant Bulletin in a long time and would appreciate your cooperation in sending it to me. I used to look forward to getting to see how my old pals at school are doing and also how my classmates of ’36 are and what they are now doing. I suppose most of the fellows are in the services.
The fellows which you mentioned in your letter I did not know but I was very glad to hear about them, you see they were 4 and 5 years behind me and I didn’t have much chance to get back to the doings at school after I left. It has been very nice weather here and once in a while we get some hot days but on the whole it has been very nice. I have had some wonderful experiences and have learned things that I would not have learned had I not traveled to far off lands.
I hope it won’t be long until all the boys can return home and start life anew in a new and peaceful country. There is not much a fellow can write about here and therefore I hope you will excuse the short letter. I have been meaning to write you before but there is work to be done first and write letters afterwards.
I hope I will hear from you again soon and would like some information on the boys of the class of ’36. I know that quite a few of them are in the Army but I could not say as to their whereabouts at present. I would appreciate your sending me any information you could gather about my school chums.
Well so long for now and the best of luck to you in what you are doing for the boys in the service. Write again soon and please send me the Bulletin. I will write again when I get the chance. Best of luck to all.
Gardiner W. Congdon,
Class of ’36. [Transcription ends]