December 12, 1919.
Will try to write that long put off letter I owe you. As it is Saturday afternoon and I have nothing to do I just took an examination yesterday for entrance to the school at Camp Vail, N.J. I don’t know wether I will go or not as I don’t think there will be a great number sent. I don’t care much though wether I I go or not, as I am going to a good school here and it is getting better all the time. I am taking up electrical engineering, as I think I told you before. I like it fine and the more I learn of it the better I like it.
The course will take about six months and at the completion of it we will be granted diplomas which will admit us to any government school in the UNited States. I am certainly glad that I re-enlisted as I think it is the best possible chance i had of learning anything. The government is establishing more schools all the time. I could have gone to an agricultural school at Ft. Clark but I think this is better.
Is Ted still going to Poly? What is Gene doing? What part of Texas is Papa and Irve in?
Oh yes, I almost forgot to tell you, Walter Flannigan is down here now. He was sent to Camp Meade, Md. first but they stopped sending Sig. Corps men to France so they sent him down here. I was certainly surprised to see him. I saw him at Ft. McDowell as I think I told you.
So Percy McGuire is going to be married. Who is it, one of those Hawaiian Hula Hulas? It is getting a little cold down here now. (We had some snow) the other day, though it melted soon. It doesn’t rain much here but the wind makes up for what little it rains. You will be out of HIgh School this year won’t you?
What do you intend to do when you’re out?
The 7th F.S.B. put on a big dance in El Paso last night. I didn’t go though and I don’t dance.
This is a pretty skimpy letter but it’s the best I can do.
Ft. Bliss, Tex.