Pfc. George Dicus 34700627
859th Chemical Co. A.O. (M&H) Det "A"
c/o Postmaster, New York, New York
Monday March 20, 1944
Dearest Anna Ruth,
I haven't heard from you for some time, but am expecting mail to start coming in tomorrow or the next day.
We are still living in the tents, But have them fixed up where they are not too bad. It is a little bit damp, and not too convenient, but we are gradually getting use to them although I don't think you could hardly say they are like home.
I still haven't had a pass to London. We go to the smaller town around here pretty often though. Several of the boys bought bikes, and I have Company bike signed out to me. We think nothing of riding 20 miles a night into town just to see a show. Most of the English ride them everywhere they go. It is not at all strange to see some old lady about the age of Cousin Florance coming pumping up the road at a brisk pace.
The towns are pretty nice. The shows are pretty modern and have good shows you can usually get something to eat too. Usually Fish & Chips which consists of Fish and french fried potatoes.
They are going to haul us into town tomorrow to take a shower. That is going to be a real treat. It is hard to get use to taking a bath from a steel helmet - you might get use to it in time, but I doubt it.
Write soon and remember that I am always thinking of you.