United States Marine Corps
Recieved your letter yesterday Still
running a production line eh! Boy if you get in the air core, be sure
& be a Naviol Cadet, the navy is faster with the rates. We have a
snake & two dogs here as our mascots. Flicker is already across, don't
know where. They have cut our courses down to 6 weeks. We are getting
combat jackets today - won't be long now. Will be here 3 or 4 weeks more.
I got those pictures made, will mail them Fri. Am sending them both to
Ivery, you can get yours from him. Didn't put it in a frame, but if you
put it behind a dirty one, it'l look better.
Boy I do everything from bowling to ??????-ism every Sat.
night. You think you're big - you ought to see these Fleet Marines - they
are the guys we fight with. I weigh 180 & I'm counted as a baby. Boy
we learn every thing from sawing leggs off to pulling teeth here. After
School, I will have a chance to go into aviation medicine, but they say it
isn't so hot. Will probably be in a medical Co. I see you are pretty well
stocked up in dog houses.
J. A. Hale