Link to a PDF of the original letter: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2444446/43-12-10.pdf
We just found out today that our mail went out for the first time today so that is the reason you have not gotten any mail from me. You should, however, receive two letters before this one.
It is one o'clock Friday afternoon now. It has been raining here since early Thursday evening.
We took our G.C.T. test and half a dozen others yesterday (Thurs.). I think I did as well as anyone. It took us all day and I got a terrible headache what with a bad head cold anyway. I am much better today however.
I have a watch to stand tonight from 02400 until 0200 in other words 12:00 till 2:00. You know me, the luckiest guy in the world. ha!ha!
Well, its 2:05 now we just stencilled our names on, ???? sea bags, blankets etc.
Tell Ralph and Nancy hello and tell them I will write to them soon.
The C.P.O. just walked in so I must close now.
P.S. Tell any one you see I know hello for me. Tell them to write. J.P.