“I hope you’re doing well out there Clay. Not sure where you are but I trust that the COG will get this letter to you safely. I know that you’ll be excited for me, but it’d be great to hear from you before I ship out.
I just wish Anthony was still here bro. I really miss him. I take comfort knowing he died a hero, but still… I miss him, as I’m sure you do too. Well, you know I’m not that good at letters, so I’ll keep this short… hope you’re doing well, big brother, and know that I’ll be doing my very best to serve our country and make you and our family proud.
Your little brother [AKA the Squirt], Ben”