V-Mail Written by Courtland R. Burnham, Jr. to the Bryant College Service Club Dated April 29, 1944

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1944
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Burnham, Jr., Courtland R.
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[Transcription begins]SGT. C.R. BURNHAM, JR.11096290HQ. SQ. XIITACTICAL AIR COMMANDAPO 374C/O POSTMASTER, N.YC.APRIL 29, 1944BRYANT SERVICE CLUBBRYANT COLLEGE1 YOUNG ORCHARD AVENUEPROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLANDSOMEWHERE IN ITALYHELLO BRYANT SERVICE CLUB:WAS GREATLY PLEASED TO RECEIVE YOUR LATEST NEWS BULLETIN BUT WASN’T PLEASED WITH ALL THE NEWS THAT IT CONTAINED. I RBOMED [sic] WITH CHARLIE NOFAL IN WHAT WE CALLED “TOWER HOUSE” AND I NEVER EXPECT TO MEET A FINER FELLOW.IT SURE SEEMED GOOD TO HEAR ALL THE OLD NAMES WHICH BROUGHT BACK PLEASANT MEMORIES. EUGENE SCHMIDT, JOHN BANNAN AND THE OTHERS WERE ALL AT BRYANT AT THE TIME I WAS AND OF COURSE MR. LAMBERT WAS ONE OF OUR PROFESSORS.YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT I HEARD A GERMAN RADIO PROGRAM AND THEY WERE READING SOME PRISONER’S LETTERS TO THE STATES AND ONE OF THEM WAS FROM BUSS FRECHETTE TO HIS MOTHER. I AM TRYING TO GET A LETTER THRU TO HIM NOW. HE WAS OVER HERE AWHILE BUT I NEVER COULD FIND HIM.I AM SORRY TO HEAR THAT MR. RIPLEY HAS RESIGNED AS I CAN VOUCH FOR THE FACT THAT HE WAS EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE- - HE FOUND ME MY FIRST, AND LAST AS IT TURNED OUT, JOB IN PROVIDENCE.HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING FROM BOB CONNORS, CLASS OF ’42? HE WAS A GREAT PAL OF MNE AND I HAVE LOST TRACK OF HIM. I CORRESPOND WITH DON FIFIELD ALSO ’42 AND ANDRE WETZLER, HIS FIANCEE [sic], WHO IS A WAVE.HOPE TO SEE THE STATES SOMETIME THIS YEAR AND I WILL SURELY DROP IN FOR A VISIT. THANK FOR THE XMAS PKG.YOURS TRULY, Courtland R. Burnham, Jr. ‘41[Transcription ends]