August 8, 1942.
To my friends at Bryant:
I received your very nice package, and I really was very pleased. I am getting so that I look forward to getting those packages each month.
As I write this letter, the thoughts of my graduation, just one year ago today, are passing through my mind. That was one of the happiest days of my life, and I wish I could be back there again, walking up to receive my degree. To me it seems like only a few months ago, but I guess the time has slipped by fat. Today I also celebrate eleven months in the service.
I would like to ask a favor of the Bryant Service Club. If you have All Stanwood’s address, I would appreciate it very much if you would send it to me. Since the time we both left the country, we have lost contact with each other, and I would like very much to have the address so that we could start correspondence moving once again. Al and I were great friends at Bryant, and I am very much interested in knowing how he is doing.
Again, I want to thank you all for your kindness to me, and hope to hear from you all real soon.
Leonard Sweeney [Transcription ends]