Monday, March 9, 2009
About Letter 30
Bill writes from the guard house where he is pulling graveyard duty. Despite the cold and drizzle of a miserable night he says it’s not so bad because as a sentinel he was able to stop an officer and make him show his pass. “It made me feel good to give him the orders.” Mother writes that despite Bill’s warning she and dad plan to come to visit him at Camp Abbot. Bill gets paid, “a grand total of $10.oo." In training, his company is chased by tanks. Bill promises to write more about this in his next letter.