July 4, 1943
Dear Friend of Mr. William H. Fischer:
Due to a temporary illness and under the doctor's request I am pinch-hitting for your friend and my friend and am writing this letter to inform you of Mr. Fischer’s whereabouts and general health.
He has had a slight head and chest cold the last few days with a slight fever. Is improving rapidly and will be back to work soon! There is no reason to worry on your part or his.
He is working every day except Sundays and receiving pay for it. Can buy seasonings and other articles here at camp. I know he would appreciate snapshots of the family and friends and a gift package. Inquire of the International Red Cross concerning this please as we have no information on the subject. Please write as soon as possible.
In closing, I sincerely hope this enlightens you somewhat as to the whereabouts and status of your friend. Sorry, he couldn’t write it himself. Goodbye and good luck to you and all your friends.
Very sincerely yours, W. Fischer (R.W. Bliss U.S.N.)