Saturday, January 9, 2010

About Letter 178

Bill gets paid and discovers that "for the past month I've been a Private First Class." With his $4.80 raise and combat infantry pay he now makes "about $75 a month." He learns that his grandfather's estate "back east" has settled to the tune of about "twenty-five thousand greenbacks. That would certainly make for post war security in the old homestead."

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