Anybody who has been in combat knows how bad war really is, but once in a while things happen to sort of take your mind off it even just for a little while. I had left the States a little while before my daughter was born, and went into combat soon after we got to France. During a fierce artillery attack, my buddy Joe and myself were trying to keep alive, when someone crawled up to our hole and said "mail call". He gave me a V-Mail from my wife in which she told me about the baby's formula. With all the noise around us, Joe and I had a great discussion about baby formula. It's a good thing the enemy didn't hear us because they surely would have thought we were talking in code.

               -- S Marks

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