World War II;Pinky Finkle;Jimmie Dunn;Irving Hochman;Al Barlow;Professor Vinal;Jimmy Dunn;Petersburg

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April 10, 1943

Dear Miss Blaney:

I wish I had time for a longer letter but I have to be leaving in a few minutes. How is Bryant and how is the Bryant Service Club? I hope the girls and fellows are still working hard.

The weather down here is like summer. It certainly is a change, but I’d take good old New England any time. There are 14 Bryant fellows with me in this quartermaster camp which makes it nice for all of us. A few of us are; Pinky Finkle, Jimmie Dunn, Irving Hochman, and Al Barlow. We’re all in the same barracks except Finke who lives in a tent. This life certainly is different from college life. You don’t realize how much you miss it until you leave it. Even though we live in the same barracks we never have much time to talk to one another. We’re going from 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM when lights go out. This has been the first night we’ve had off. We’re in Petersburg, a town just outside of camp. It isn’t much, but it is a change from an army camp.

The fellows all look nice in there [sic] uniforms and we’re all getting color in our cheeks. What a change. I would really love to sit in on one of Mr. Vinal[’]s lectures again. We’re going to try to get some pictures of all the Bryant fellows together and if we do we’ll send you some. I hope you’ll remember to send us all a year book when they come out.

I’ll have to sign off now. If I ever get out of camp for a few days I’ll be up to see what the place looks like.

Moynihan [Transcription ends]