Training in the USA
July 24, 1943
Letters from Theodore Katz
[postmarked July 24, 1943]
Arrived here yesterday after as hot and dirty a trip as I ever saw, and since then have been unpacking equipment in temperatures up to 110°.
I have about 5 minutes to write this as we will soon be moving out to the maneuver area – and I know I won’t be able to say much in such a short period.
If you could see me now – I’m sure you’d scream and run for help. Dirty, unshaven, sweat soaked and writing this on a tree stump in the middle of a swamp.
A far cry from Washington and pleasantries but I’m practicing mind over manner by thinking of you and the wonderful evening last Monday – From here it all seems like a dream.
We’ll be here about 6 wks. or so and will write more when I get the chance. – If you don’t write soon I promise I’ll run right up and throw you into that pond in Meridien Park.