You’re in the Army Now!

Fort Ord, CA

Here’s the first piece of mail which was received from my Father when he was inducted into the Army. It was a pre-printed postcard which the soldier simply filled out to be sent home. Interestingly, this was not addressed to my Dad’s parents, but rather to his aunt Esther.

Transcript Below:


Aug 3 1954

I have arrived safely at Fort Ord, Calif.  During the next few days I will be given tests that will determine my assignment and the type of training I will receive. To avoid possible error in delivery of mail, please wait until I inform you of my assignment and address before writing.

Jimmie
Fort Ord, California.


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