World War II;Henry J. Stadnicki
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ORLANDO AIR BASE
May 14, 1942
“THANK YOU ALL” I wish this typewriter had larger type, so I could really indicate my appreciation to the Bryant Service Club for the work [in which] they are now engaged. It sure is nice to know that “gang” back home is still rooting for us boys in the service. I’m sure that if the girls and boys of Bryant College really could see the cheerfulness they spread through their efforts, they would feel amply rewarded.
I have been in service of The Army of the United States for the past fourteen months, and I have found that my Bryant education gave me my proper foundation for my work in the Army, which happens to be in the Finance Department. At the present time I’m a Staff Sergeant and am about to be put in charge of a separate finance detachment.
During my travels to the various bases in the country, from Massachusetts to Florida, I’ve come in contact with many of my old school mates, most of whom have also advanced quite rapidly in the army. The last Bryant chap I’ve come in contact with was John Kulig, class of 1939, who is now a Staff Sergeant at Morrison Field, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
There are many more things that I would like to mention, but time and other circumstances prevent me. Incidentally, I believe that I may be able to obtain a furlough home within the next week or two, and so I’ll probably pay a visit to the school.
Best of luck and success in your work.
“Keep ‘em Flying”