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Letter from Corporal Donald C. Dobish, 17th General Hospital, to Reverend John E. Elbert. V-Mail January 3, 1944 Dear Rev. Elberts, I want to thank you and the congregation very much for the splendid Christmas box I received. It was more then thoughtful of you all and the contents were things we find to be mighty useful over here. I don't remember whether or not in previous letters I informed you that we've been here in Italy for a trifle over two months. If not, you now know. Each time we contact shell-torn countries and we with our own eye the result brought about by their chaotic minds, I find myself silently thanking God that he has spared our homes, our friends & relatives, and our America. It isn't a pleasant sight to watch human beings from the ages of seven to seventy dipping their meals out of a local garbage can and fighting over even that. They didn't receive any presents this year, some not even a home to celebrate Christmas in. So, I find myself dreaming of that red brick church on Bowen street where some day soon, I hope, I can thank you, my friend, and God for remembering us. God Bless You. Cpl. Don Dobisch
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