October 11, 1944.
Dear Milty --
Your letter arrived the other day and as per usual I was more than glad to hear from you. As you probably already detected, I received my commission and am now stationed, of all places, Fort Monmouth in N.J. So Lois, my wife and I, will be living in Long Beach for a period of six weeks or so. We, Lois and I, haven't got any pictures, but you can rest assured that as soon as we have any taken you’ll certainly get one. I’m in N.Y. now on a fairly long furlough so I’m going to see your mother + father. I guess you heard about Mol [unreadable] being wounded in Astoria -- that’s about all anyone knows. I also heard from Hymie and I intend writing him tonight.
What’s new with you, Manny? I hope you are alright and in good shape. Things in the States are about the same although the election is causing some excitement. There is some talk here that the boys who live here -- in the Pacific two years will be sent home. I hope it is true, but it may only be wartime rumors. Anyway, I sure would like to see you already. Keep well, Manny, and God bless you.