158th Engineer Combat Battalion
APO 230, %Postmaster
New York, New York
“Somewhere in Belgium”
30 November 1944
Bryant Service Club,
Providence, Rhode Island.
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.
JOHN S. RENZA. P.S. An example of life in the E. T. O. (over please). [Transcription ends]