Rex R. Wyrick A.S.
Sat Nov 14, 1942
Dear Mom and Dad,
We got off at 1:30 today & don't have to be back until 10 o'clock tomorrow night. I and a couple of my buddies are here in the U.S.O. Club at Oxford. It sure is nice up here. Very pretty place especially the Navy training school & grounds. I haven't had any classes yet. Will start in Mon. It's gonna be pretty hard I think. A lot of the guys are flunking out. But if I try my best & don't make it, my conscience will be clear anyway. So that's what I'm gonna do. And I'm gonna try awful hard for a rating of Radioman 3rd class. Then after I get out of here I will probably have the chance to get advanced training. It sure is cold here tho. It gets awful cold in the night. I went to the small stores and got me another peacoat. It cost me $14.40. They will take it out of my check. And it's sure gonna knock a hole in it but I had to have it. I've been about to freeze.
How is Grandma & Grandpa? Tell them hello for me. I wrote Inez a card yesterday. Have you heard anymore from them?
The war news sure have been looking awful good the last couple of weeks. If it keeps up this thing won't last much longer, and I'm sure ready for it too. Not that I don't like the Navy its just that I'm so far away from everyone I know. I think I will be quite ready to settle down when I get out of here. The Navy is taking all of the Gypsy blood out of me. Ha!