World War II
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Pvt. Paul B. Plumb
Med. Dept. 1323d S.U.
Fort Myer, Va.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
July 1, 1942
Dear Bryant friends:
When your gift arrived last week it was a very pleasant surprise. It was especially kind of you to remember me since it has been so long since I wrote to you. Since my last letter I have been north on pass and received a transfer and new assignment so you see I have had little time to write.
At Camp Lee I was fortunate in being sent to clerk school for training. Now that I have received my assignment I realize the value of my training both at Bryant and Camp Lee. Of the 14 in our group to be transferred I was the only one who had typing experience and so was lucky in receiving a job as clerk in the front office of the hospital. My work consists of keeping personnel records and receiving visitors as well as typing.
Since we were quite split up at the end of the training period at Camp Lee there is little I can tell you about other Bryant Alumni. About 10 days ago Corp. Mike Miller came up from Camp Lee to spend a Sunday with me seeing the sights of Washington, which is only a mile from the post. He and Corp. Ralph Dion have qualified for Officer Candidate School, so we may be addressing them as “Sir” in a few months. Pvt. Merrill Whitney is now at Camp Pickett, Va., where he is a company clerk. He was an outstanding man in our platoon at Lee and should also become an officer. Al Wiesner is now a Pfc at Patterson Field, Ohio. I’ve lost track of the other Bryant alumni. As for me, I’m still just a private with hopes for advancement.
Paul B. Plumb [Transcription ends]