NOVEMBER 15, 1941
PYT. JESSE L. SWARTZ
CO. D, 11TH TRAINING BN.
CAMP WHEELER, GEORGIA
ALL OF US HAVE BEEN WONDERING HOW YOU ARE LIKING THE ARMY NOW THAT YOU HAVE HAD A FEW WEEKS OF EXPERIENCE. WHY DON�T YOU WRITE ME A LETTER (USING JUST ONE SIDE OF THE PAPER) AND I WILL POST IT ON THE BULLETIN BOARD SO EVERYBODY CAN READ IT.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WE HAD OUR FIRST BASKETBALL PRACTICE; ABOUT TEN FELLOWS WERE OUT. IT LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER A FAIR TEAM BUT WE WILL MISS YOU.
LOU KEIBLER WAS TURNED DOWN IN THE DRAFT; THEY SAID HE HAD A CATARACT DEVELOPING ON HIS EYE AND IT SHOULD BE OPERATED ON. HE WENT OVER TO LOUISVILLE YESTERDAY TO SEE SOME DOCTOR. BOB KRAJNAK IS HOME BUT THINKS HE MIGHT GO BACK IN THE ARMY AS HE HAS BEEN OFFERED A COMMISSION. MERRILL WALKER EXPECTS TO GET OUT NEXT WEEK; HE IS OVER AGE. I SUPPOSE THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE CALLED AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF RAYMOND WOODS AND CHARLES SNIDER ARE WITH YOU AND WHAT THEIR ADDRESS IS IF YOU KNOW IT.
MR. WELLS AND AD NEFF DIED LAST WEEK. NOBODY HAS GOTTEN MARRIED SINCE YOU LEFT AS FAR AS I KNOW.
LAST NIGHT THE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYED THEIR FIRST GAME. A BIG CROWD FOLLOWED THE TEAM TO SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY. SILVER CREEK WON 38-25. ART TROUT MADE 23 POINTS. THE STARTING LINE-UP WAS TROUT, SWARTZ, ADAMS, HINTON AND BILLY BEDELL. HOFFMAN AND HAUSELMAN EACH PLAYED ABOUT HALF OF THE GAME AND I HEARD THEY BOTH LOOKED GOOD. I DID NOT GO TO THE GAME MYSELF BUT HAVE TALKED TO THE BOYS WHO DID GO. HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE FOR ANY BASKETBALL?
BEST WISHES FROM ALL HERE.
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