MSV/B r;0>/\ THE FRONT I can Dear Sir: ' I*ve been gGtting my copy of the "Hoover Rail” every month. Thank j^ou very much. It’s very in'teres^pg and makes good'reading, I like to read it because I keep up v/ith th6 neivs; from' home, - I’m in Italy now and I thirik we*re doing a good job here. I»m with the Field Artillery, I like it very much,, n- ' ’ I notic-ed in your last isspe> ycu.have' a page or. .twO'defiicated to ”News from the Front", Most of the writers in that column seein to be. f;rom the States, You may publish.a few of these lines-in;your paper, from k soldier who really has seen the front. It’s no, picnic> I*m telling;you*' I've had my share of troubles at times, I’ve used rain water and melted snov; for my coffee and slept in slit trenches and fox holes vdth only one blrjiketl Thats pretty rough, Tlie boys and I were discussing the beauty merits of Miss Elizabeth Bridges and Miss Merryl Vlfhisnant, I showed the boys what real southern beauty is. Say,' Lib does look a little like Ginger Rogers, doesn’t she? V/ell, I guess this will be all .for now-. I’ve got to.gO;Out and clean guns, csn’t^have them rusty, you Imow,; By the i.way. I’ve been promoted to a Corpol'al, Please nptice the change in my-address, ' Thanl^ you very much for bearing vdth-111(3, I like your paper and appreciate it very much,^ Give- my kihdc'st i'egards to Lawndale and Shelby, Keep: up the good work, . ■ ' ;■ Cpl, Carl Gantt ‘ Italy •5;- Dear Staff of The ■ Hoover "Rail: I’m sure you, the Staff c3f the Hoover Rail, receive lots of letters from the local boy’s and, girls in'the service and maybe lots from guy’s like;'me, who could hardly be called local bpys anymore, for I have been away fron Lawndi-JLe around six teen years, I do receive a copy monthly of the Hoover Rail and even though I don’t know many of the names-'which appear .in it, I still think it’s a grand thing to ljeep everyone posted on the situation around home. I’ve been in the Naval service for better than three, years now and have almost two years in the Pacific on different Islands, ete',. '.” ^ I was. promoted to- the rate of Chief Pharmacist mate U, S. Navy - March 1^ ' One of the youngest Chief Petty Officers in the Navy for I haven’t reached my 21st birt'hclay yet, • (Continued on next page)

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