Army & Navy: Mail Call

The U.S. soldier gets an average of 14 pieces of mail (letters, newspapers, parcels) a week, nearly five times as much as in World War I. Twenty million pieces of mail a week are received overseas, a fifth of it Vmail. Mail is so important to troops that a shipment is included on every ship and available plane leaving the U.S.

So reported the OWI in a survey last week. Other findings: servicemen want letters 1) cheerful, 2) often.


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