The Letters:

Basic Training: April 23--July 4, 1972

Fort Knox, Kentucky

Company C, 17th Bn, 5th Bde



22.  Uncle Bud

Birthday Card

[postmarked May 20, 1972]

A Lion's Share of birthday Joy!
Hope these birthday wishes
Will have all come true for you
For then you'll have
enough glad days
For all the whole year through!

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"

Uncle Bud

P.S. I didn't forget your birthday--just forgot to send this card earlier--so you'd get it on time.

Uncle Bud

P.P.S. Hope things aren't too bad--they'll get better as time goes on--also hope you don't have too much trouble cashing this check–B



Advanced Individual Training (AIT): July 9, 1972--March, 1973

Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

3rd Enlisted Student Battery



200.  Uncle Bud

Christmas Card [no date or postmark, probably 1972]



European Tour: October, 1973--April, 1974

Hanau, Germany

Company A, 503 Supply & Transport Battalion



207.  Uncle Bud

Christmas Card [No postmark or date, probably 1973]