World War II


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Office of the Commanding Officer
Camp Barkeley, Texas

28 June 43

SUBJECT: Receipt of Gift

TO : CHAIRMAN, Cigarette Committee, Bryant Service Club, Bryant College, Providence, Rhode Island

1. I have come to the conclusion that I should have a form letter made up to send to the Bryant Service Club every month to thank the members of the Club for the cigarettes that I receive at almost regular intervals. It is an honor that I am sure I do not deserve, but one that I very greatly appreciate.

2. We in the Services certainly are appreciative of anything you kind people back home do for us and I can truthfully say that to be the recipient of a gift such as those the Bryant Service Club so willingly sends out makes a fellow feel that this old world isn’t so bad after all, in spite of all the cataclysmic uprisings taking place all over its face. Your fine gifts have the happy faculty of raising the morale of those who are fortunate enough to receive them.

3. May I take it upon myself to thank the BSC in behalf of all the men who received gifts from the Club, but who were unable to acknowledge them. At times it is very difficult to take even a minute to write a note or a card. Here in my own organization, we labor for seven days a week and eighteen hours a day. As a matter of fact, this letter is being written at 2:30 in the morning. You can readily understand why your gifts were very often not acknowledged.

4. You are accomplishing something that no writer can completely describe. I trust that you will continue to get the wholehearted support of the student body of Bryant College which you have had in the past.


Nicholas C. Coracci
Sergeant, 23rd QM Trk Regt [Transcription ends]