Written at Camp Carson
Date May 2, 1943
Dear Billy, Ballard told me you have a hobbie, saving letters written to you from men in the service.
So here's a letter I hope you won't forget and will always treasure.
Now to tell you a little of what we do here.
We go out in the woods and mountains, and camp for weeks at a time, in small tents and we sure have fun.
We fire rifles and play make believe war, running over hills after each other. We hike quite a bit, with full field packs, weighing around 60 pounds. They make us walk sometimes 25 miles in a day. It sure is tough on your feet, and the first couple of times you suffer with blisters.
Well Bill I must sign off now, so be a good boy and heres wishing you get more letters, good luck.
Yours Truly Pvt. Robert Arenz
P.S. I forgot one thing, I'm also from New Jersey the southern part. My home town is Burlington the street and address is, 316 St. Mary St.