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May 11, 1942
Hq. Btry. 243rd C.A.
Fort Wetherill, R. I.

Chairman, Bryant Service Club
Hope Street
Providence, R.I.

Dear Sir:

It is difficult to express the feeling I received after I opened your present. It was a complete and pleasant surprise, one that will not be forgotten too quickly.

Thank you very, very much.

Sincerely yours,

Corp. William Lentz (handwritten)
Corp. William Lentz (typewritten) [Transcription ends]