September 4, 1943.
Very glad to hear that you are feeling much better and I hope you continue to feel better. About your back I did look in the dictionary and I saw what it means. Be very careful Ralph. I suppose you walk lopside. See if they can do something for your back as they have very good doctors. You can not be like that all your life, you are too young.
Ralph, if you get an army honorable discharge and during your period of service there please have a excellent conduct and be faithful to your country and I think God will help you, as I am praying for you every day.
RAlph if I were you I would not be going around to see your friends, as the boys will feel kind of jealous. I would come home and see what can be done for your back. Of course it is all up to you, what you want to do, I just thought I would suggest it to you.
Harry is in California, his mother said. Mrs. Perry sends her best regards to you. Does John Sferra write to you? Did you hear from Paul Richards?
Closing with regards from all and wishing you a lot of luck.