U. S. NAVY
December 10, 1942
It certainly was a grand treat of you to surprise me with your Xmas gift of coated cherries, and a double header, at that. If you could have been here a few moments ago and have seen how quickly they disappeared among our shipmates, there would have been no doubt in you minds as to how swell they were. Orchids to you and many, many, thanks.
My present address varies slightly from that shown on the package. In order that your records may be brought up to date I am listing it elsewhere on this page.
Thanks again, and you all have my very best wishes for the holiday season.
Richard W. Monroe
U. S. N. C. T. C. Brks S-3
Davisville, R. I. [Transcription ends]