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Dear Bill:

Your kind note and xmas card just came.  It is good to hear from you and many thanks.
   Anything can happen in the army.  One can never say definitely the how or what, the where, the when or the ins or outs of anything while in uniform - especially during a war time.  This new work you are in should be very interesting - and falls in line with your camouflage insight - which ought to make you a valuable man in the new field.  There is a series of two interesting articles on the map technique in Harpers Magazine of August, and September 1944 by C. Lester Walker (a freelance journalist)
   Lucius Crowell - you know him I think - friend of the Poor's - and a painter - is somewhere at Ft. Belvoir doing something in the map making field. (address Pvt Lucius Crowell 2765th EBPC Ft. Belvoir VA.) we had aperatif with him, Percilla and Emmy Swan since we saw you.
   Saw Annie Poor's show - candidly she has made a big jump in conforming herself in the direction
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