Today is Sunday, one week since we began maneuvers. Surprising enough, the major provided transportation for us to go into town Saturday night. We went to Alexandria, 75 miles away. Living out in the field this way is rough, dirty conditions, but there is not as much work and we get more time to sleep. Back in camp I never get more than six hours of sleep a night.
We ran problems out here-tactical maneuvers-a problem lasts 2 or 3 days. Upon its completion we get 2 or 3 days off. During this time a few of us get opportunities to go into town.
I received a letter from Russel Baruch yesterday. He is completing his basic training at Camp Wheeler Ga.
I hope you received the money order for $25. Is Leo still working? How is every one feeling? Write soon.
P.S. Forgive the writing, I haven't a hard surface to write on.
We rode in trucks out to our manuver area which is just a couple miles from Texas. The ride out here was very tedious. It must have been about 100 that day and the sun just baked down upon us.
There's nothing unusual about the manuvers. They are just repititous of what we've been doing the last few months. However now we must live out in the field for about a month.
I received your $25 Saturday afternoon. I thereon proceeded to make merry. About five of us fellows got together- we had a very colorful evening. Last Saturday night was the second time in my youthful live that I became intoxicated. If you'll remember the first was back in college. (I hope you don't find this writing illegible-it is very difficult to write without a hard surface.)
I hope this letter finds everyone at home in good health. Inclosed you will find a money order for $25. I was paid last Monday. Love, Harold.