Fort Lewis, WA, 5 February 1969

Dear Mama,

Here is a check and a poem. Send the poem back when you are through with it.

The prefix on my name has changed to SP4 (Specialist 4) so change it on my address when you write to me.

You should start getting the National Geographic soon - take good care of them since I haven't seen them.

Love, John

PS Help! I need some folic acid - I haven't had any thing green to eat in a week. I hope the other vitamins are on the way. Some cookies would taste good and I haven't gotten a letter from anyone yet.