This letter is the first solid pronouncement that he’s out of the hospital and back in service — which means he was hospitalized nearly four months.
The lack of information about Babe’s whereabouts makes this letter particularly frustrating. Earlier letters about his hospitalization make it clear that he has received mail, so does this mean he’s been hospitalized in a different location?
The boredom he is suffering from his hospitalization is palpable in this very brief letter, asking for another shipment of some basic supplies. And what’s a “nickel pie”?
When I wrote a few days ago about my research into the Purple Heart, I mentioned that I’d come across a resource/museum located in upstate New York called the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Babe was not among the “Mauros” listed on the site, so I looked at what it would take to add him […]
An earlier letter from Babe references a movie he hadn’t seen — but perhaps his parents have. Your Friendly Blogger stumbled on The New York Times’ review of the picture “My Pal, Wolf,” and it’s definitely worth a look.
Another in a series of very short notes he dashes off to say hello to his family. He references a name, apparently, of someone he may have known back home, but it’s not a name I’m familiar with.
“I received a few letters from you all today, the first in a month. That isn’t your fault, though. My mail has to be forwarded to me and that takes time.”