|Letter to Mom and Dad [September 21, 1953]
Pvt. E. L. Pierzchalski US55263754
Hqtrs.Btry. 48 F.A.Bn.
Sept. 21, 1953
Dear Mom and Dad,
Today's the first day of fall.
I went to the Personnel Section to make certain of my rotation points. I was correct. I have 27 at the end of September.
The weather is the same as usual.
I got off guard at nine o'clock this morning. I go on again at four. Until then I have to shine my shoes and clean my rifle. I don't have a automatic carbine anymore. I've got an M-1 rifle. They claim a guard looks sharper with a bigger weapon.
We got a new man in the section. He was welcome because he brought some batteries for the radio. We have music once again.
Tonight I'll have an opportunity so see a movie I hope. It all depends on just how long General Cooper decides to stay in the area.
I'm going to chow now. I'll write the next opportunity I get.