John S. Renza


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158th Engineer Combat Battalion
APO 230, %Postmaster
New York, New York

“Somewhere in Belgium”
30 November 1944

Bryant Service Club,
Bryant College,
Providence, Rhode Island.

Dear Members:

Your kindness and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the package of candy you made available to me.

When I was attending Bryant, the Service Club came into existence. Membership to the Club was purely on a voluntary basis, and believe you me, we had a large roster. Somehow or other, I had a premonition that the Club was going to be a total success. I was right!

Being in the Army now, I can better understand the pleasures derived from receiving a “little something” from your Alma Mater. Honestly, I can assure you that we former members really and truly appreciate your outstanding work.

In closing, may I once again express my thanks to each and everyone of you, and may the coming year bring loads of success to the Bryant Service Club.

(hand-written signature)
JOHN S. RENZA. P.S. An example of life in the E. T. O. (over please). [Transcription ends]