34TH BASE HQ. & AIR BASE SQUADRON
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
December 8, 1942.
Bryant Service Club,
Providence, R. I.
A Merry Christmas to all of you at Bryant College. Yes, I received the package containing two boxes of delicious chocolate covered cherries. We here in the office are enjoying then very much, needless to say.
For us, business goes on much in the same busy routine, and although we are in the zone of interior there are endless details to be accomplished, and there is really very little time for play.
For quite some time I have hoped to be home at a time when Bryant was open, but all my short visits to Pawtucket have been on a Sunday, and since it is necessary to be back in camp by Monday morning at 0600 to call formation, it just is impossible to drop in. Maybe one of these days I shall take a much needed furlough and drop in to visit with all my former teachers, and you of the Service Club.
With every best wish for a pleasant holiday season, I remain,
Very truly yours,
Louis C. Martelle
34th Base Hq & AB Sq [Transcription ends]