Sgt. C. Gadbois
92nd Service Squadron
APO 321 c/o PM
San Francisco, CA
PFC Clyde L. Gadbois
CO. B. 709 MP
Fort Custer, Michigan
May 27, 1944
Received a couple of letters from you and was glad to hear from you. You asked which letter came first? The free one came first but the original came the same afternoon. Then too there was 10 days difference in mailing.
Maybe it's not a very large town where you are but you are lucky to be in civilization where you can buy something when it is needed. Only once in a while do we ever have a chance to buy anything. It's not very often that the PX have anything.
Take it easy on the horses or you are able to get hurt. As for starting any such ranch or even going traveling on me it's only too clear it's all out of my line. When this war is over I am going to get married and settle down to a little decent living and enjoy life. I've done too much traveling around and living this kind of life.
What's this about being broke and not able to get me any film? Learn to save some of your money so you will have something after the war. No, I haven't any camera but have asked Alice to try and get me one. You can find out from her and see if she's had any luck. If not maybe you can get one for me. Alice will pay you for it for me. A folding camera is what I want and don't give a damn if it costs a hundred dollars. Also I want plenty of film for it.
I believe I told you that I received the pictures of you from Lottie. Since when did you start smoking a pipe?
Back again to close this letter. I had started it at noon and left it as I had to go to work. I received seven letters at noon, six from Lottie and one from Nellie. So you can see how good our mail service is here. Sometimes no mail comes for a week or two at a time. Well kid, it's suppertime and I am going back out to the line and do a little work at the shop so will close now. Will write again in a few days.
As ever with love,