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Letter to Mom and Dad [June 11, 1953]

Pvt. E. L. Pierzchalski US55263754
Hqtrs.Btry. 48 F.A.Bn.
A.P.O. #7

June 11, 1953

Dear Mom and Dad,

I got two letters. The planes are still grounded. These letters came over on a boat. I got your medal, thanx.

The boy on the corner is Eddie Raginski, not Laginski. I went to St. Andrew's with him. He's a nice guy.

I've got Len's address. Are you sure his name starts with an "S". I thought it was Czyniewski.

First now you've noticed that I'm not in radio anymore. Hell, I've been out of the radio section since March 28!! Why? Because I volunteered for Liaison so I could get four points per month and get home sooner.

I'm still with the artillery only I'm attached and live with the 1 st Bn. 32 nd Infantry Regt.

Living with the infantry is tougher. We don't get all the comforts that they have in the battery, like living in tents, beer, a mess hall, and when we're on line we don't have movies, but we do get four points per month.

If I stay with this section the rest of the time I won't carry a Radio Operator M. O. S. as my first job. When I leave, I should have a Liaison Specialist's M.O.S. An M.O.S. is a job number that the army gets. I should have three when I leave: 1745 Infantry Rifleman, 1740 Intermediate Speed Radio Operator, and I think 1705 Liaison Specialist. When I get back to the "states" this new M.O.S. may get me into schools. My job now is forward observer for the 48 th F. A. Bn. If we sign a truce I don't know what I'll do. Without a war, we don't have to watch the chinks so closely.

Who's Debbie Lyn? How's the girl from Kansas?, nice. She writes me even more than you. I've never seen the girl from Chicago. I don't care either.

If you're tired of ironing shirts, I'll extend my Korean tour six more months, O.K.?

That's all for now.

Love

Eddie

 
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