Letter to James Brown from Gordon Fister, 09 August 1944., result 1 of 1
August 9, 1944
Your letter from England with your account of your exper- ieces in France is one of the most interesting that has come into the Alumni Office since I have been trying to keep up with you fellows.
What made it even more interesting was the fact that on the same day I had a letter from Lieutenant Jack Blair, who said he was about to leave on a mission involving the capture of an airstrip somewhere in the Pacific area. Your probably know that he, also, is a paratrooper.
This afternoon I checked your letter with Army Public Relations in Philadelphia and they gave me the green light on publishing as much of it as we care to use. You certainly know your censorship regulations. I'm going to use parts of the letter in the Morning Call. You will probably see it in its entirety in the September issue of the Alumni Magazine. It's one of those excellent letters that we here at College are very happy and proud to receive.
As I told you before, You were one of the fellows I was thinking of particularly as the news of the invasion came and as we read of the news of the subsequent battles in Normandy. You would be surprised if you knew how many of us, when we read newspaper reports and hear radio announcements, think of you men who are in various theatres that are under discussion at the moment. Elsie says ditto.
Keep up the good work, Jim, and do it in such a way that after each mission you will be able to write and tell us about it. Elsie says ditto again.
Continued good luck to you, Jim, and remember that you have a lot of friends here who are rooting for you.
Gordon B. Fister
For the Alumni Office
Capt. James F. Brown, 01292468 507th Prcht. Inf. APO 230, c/o Postmaster New York, New York
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