I've been assigned to the (censored). They're a good, tough outfit and I hope I can meet their standards. You've maybe read about them in papers already. I'm O.K. and hope to remain so; though I expect I'll see some pretty rough days. I haven't heard from you lately. Are you in Missouri Valley now? How's the child? I won't be writing to so many people probably, but I do owe Melvin B. a letter. Send me his address. Gee, but I get the lonesomest feeling at times when I think of you, the baby, and home. But this war will be over in the not too distant future. Don't worry about me, for as I said before I feel I'll get back to you someday.
Oceans of love, Melvin
All of Melvin's letters prior to this were return addressed from Inf. Co. F, a replacement company. This letter, censored, was addressed 314th Inf. Co. L. This letter indicates his switch to the 314th Infantry Regiment, joining in or around Saint-Sauveur-de-Pierrepont, France.