World War II;
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W. A. QUILITZSCH
FINANCE DESK SEC 6055B
APO 517 New York, NY
7 DEC. 1942
BRYANT SERVICE CLUB
Ladies and/or Gentlemen,
Which is it, or is it both? It seems that I must be quite a bit short of knowing about everything that goes on in Providence. Of course, the distance and circumstances prevent much of the news from getting to me, but I hope that most of it is only delayed. Your package arrived today in very good condition. It is expected, I hope, that it will not remain that way for a very long time.
My address has not changed since I arrived on this island, frankly I hope that it doesn’t. My situation could hardly be better under present conditions. We are hosted in an English suburban section. The offices and billets are in what was formerly a private home, and our food is American. All our quarters are comfortable, my own office being heated by gas and the rooms which is shared with three others by a fireplace. This might be called a semi-private existence. The grass is still green, and some flowers are still in bloom here, but I’d gladly give that up for a chance to see Providence again. I almost wrote “old” Providence, but that is rather young compared with the ruins of a Roman city which I was looking at yesterday.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone at Bryant.
Walter A. Quilitzsch [Transcription ends]