Transcribed by James Fox, August 2004|
from the Deposit-Coach Fox WW2 Letters Collection
Sgt. Paul C. Buck (letter1/1)
Deposit C.S. Class of 1939
APO New York
July 10, 1944
Received your letter some time ago, but just got around to answer it. I enjoyed it and I'm sure all of the other fellows did too. I realize now I spent the best days of my life on the lower end of Second Street.* If it wouldn't be too much trouble I wish you could tell me where the fellows of the '39 football team and '39-'40 basketball team are now. I wish I had known Mr Bollinger was in England I'd have tried to located him. Is Paul Waidler in the service now? Never will forget how pleased he was when we beat Oxford and Sherburne in consecutive weekends and how disappointed we were when we lost to Sidney after the All-Star game. Always have wondered how the basketball team of '39-'40 would have fared with Triple Cities Teams. They played great ball the night we beat the team composed of North and Central players and I'm sure we could have given them a hot evening.
How is the diamond now. It sure looked good when I was home last summer. We had a good basketball team last winter. We were in the playoffs for the Northern Ireland championship but shipped out before we could finish it. Last summer we used to play baseball in Muskogee, Okla. Mort Cooper played there in a class A league on his way up. We haven't played any football because we couldn't get the equipment, but I know you'd like the material we have to pick from. We cold give you a 200 pound line and a 180 pound backfield that can really step. Guess this is all for now, so we'll close.
Paul C. Buck
*[location of football and baseball fields]