Pfc. George Dicus 34700627
859th Chemical Co. A.O. (M&H) Det "A"
c/o Postmaster, New York, New York
Wednesday March 8, 1944
Dearest Mother and Daddy,
The old problem of the mail being held up is up again. It come by spurts, and I sure will be glad when it starts again, because it has been so long since I have heard from you I have almost forgotten. I will get it soon I am sure though. How do you get your mail from me.
Everything is just about the same here. We are pretty busy, but nothing important.
I got all of my old back county papers, that is about nearest to nothing, to call a paper I have, but still I enjoy it, because it does tell what is going on back home. I haven't had a long pass yet, but have had several passes to small towns around here.
So. William Derrick is trying to be patriotic eh! If they should ever offer him a discharge, he would grab it so fast it wouldn't even be funny. I guess I am going to have to write to him again, and get him straight. I have written him now, so he will probably quit griping.
There is not much to write about, so I will start over again soon, and maybe I will do better next time.
Take care of yourself and write soon.
P.S. Don't forget to address the letter like it is on envelope.