[Letterhead - UNITED STATES ARMY FORT MCCLELLAN, ALABAMA]
March, 7, 43
Receive your letter Friday and the apples Saturday, the apples sure was good. I still have some. I gave my yankee friends some. they are allways giving me something. don't send anymore boxes here for I am leaving about Tuesday.
I don't know where I will go, but I hope it will be South or West. We had a real nice Lieutenant and Sargant here. We gave them $25 a piece. The Lieu. is on a furlough now, before he left he told us good by, but he didn't finished his speeched he almost cried most Lieut. and Sargents