Post Headquarters, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
To: Mrs. W. A. Cann, Star Route, Cranberry, Pa.
Dear Gram, Well here I am in another hole. I refused my commission cause I didn't think I'd be any grade. They evidently didn't like it, so here I am with an A. P. O. number. I wanted Specialist training but I guess I won't get it now. I'll write when I know my address. Lovingly, Budd
Pvt. Wm. W. Blum Co B-2 8th Inf. 8th Div APO #8 Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
Postmarked Jan 14, 1943 - Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Service Club, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
To: Mrs. Hazel D. Blum 1364 Lewis St. N. E Washington, D. C.
Well here I am & haven't any address yet but I'll write as soon as I do.
We are almost 90 miles from nowhere. I much prefer Alabama.
But everything is as I said in the letter. So there aren't any hopes I guess.
Write just as soon as I let you know where.
Pvt. W. W. Blum Co B 28th Inf. 8th Div APO #2 Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Postmarked Jan 14, 1943 - Ft Leonard Wood, MO