“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.”
Another short V-mail while still hospitalized for his combat wound. Apparently, someone spilled the beans about his wound in his former high school. And who is “the old boy”?
I thought it might be a nice time to step back and take a look at some of the people we’ve met in the course of telling Babe’s story. Here’s a link back to my early post introducing the characters in the beginning.
We are five paragraphs into this letter before Babe bothers to mention receiving his medal. First, food and a pen-and-pencil set were more pressing issues.
This is actually two letters, dated July 21 and 22, 1944, both inserted into an envelope postmarked Sept. 2, 1944. This is the July 21 letter: Dear Folks, I am well, happy, and safe and I hope you all are the same. I received a few letters from you all today, and I was happy […]
This is one of the only letters I have that Babe wrote to someone besides his parents. This is addressed to his older brother Vince, who was in the Navy, but had not been for very long. I’m not sure how long. It was addressed to Ad. Cad. V. Mauro, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and […]
Dated June 28, 1944; postmarked July 6, 1944. Dear Folks, In Bib’s last letter he mentioned Gordon Ferguson and “Zeug” being on the Anzio beachhead. If you could send me their addresses plus the addresses of Joe Cundari, Lugi Conte and any others I know who are over here, I might be able to see […]