Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 1, 1945

Title

Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 1, 1945

Description

Brief discussion of general life at the Citadel.

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The Citadel Archives & Museum

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Relation

Van Pelt, Philip F. Cadet Letters, 1945-1949

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application/pdf

Language

English

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Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1957

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[Page 1]

1 October 1945

Dear Mother and dad,

Well, since I last wrote I have been swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Mel and I went out to his home yesterday early afternoon and went in. We were back at 6 P.M. Today I got two wonderful letters from Jamie, a clipping and letter from Dad, and a package from Charlotte and Cecil, which contained a beautiful pair of dress gloves, which I have no room for, and so I’ll have to send em’ home along with my civvies. I can’t squeeze all my junk into the laundry case, so I’m going to send part, and then you return the case for a second trip.

Life here is still terribly rugged. But I guess I can weather it. I’m sorta homesick, but I’ll get over it.

[Page 2]

We had beef steak today with potatoes and tomato salad today. Pretty snappy, eh? I just can’t think of anything to write, hungry as I know you must be to hear. It's 9:55 P.M. now and I’m so sleepy, I could die, but they don’t let you even take the beds down until 10:15!

I’ll write a long letter tomorrow when I have more free time, but for now,

All my love,
Phil.

Citation

Van Pelt, Philip F., “Letter from Philip F. Van Pelt to his family, October 1, 1945,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed January 31, 2023, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1957.

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