[Letter] 1942 May 17, Fort Eustis, Virginia [to] Mr. Stoughton

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Title

[Letter] 1942 May 17, Fort Eustis, Virginia [to] Mr. Stoughton

Subject

Coast Artillery Training Center (U.S.)
United States. Army. Officer Candidate School

Description

Elstad requests information on the status of his pledge campaign account. He also writes about his current basic training and his hopes for admission into Officer Candidate School at Camp Davis (North Carolina).

Creator

Elstad, Peter H.

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

5/17/1942

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Elstad1

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Text

FORT EUSTIS, VIRGINIA

May 17, 1942
Dear Mr. Stoughton,
During the campaign I pledged a small sum to Wagner College. Would you please send me a statement of how much is due. Shortly after the campaign, or rather during it, I was inducted into the Army, and am now, after two months, beginning to get caught up on some my personal affairs.
I’ve been sent down to a Coast Artillery replacement training centre for basic training and have been attached to an Anti Aircraft unit. How long I shall remain, I don’t know. My basic training is finished. I have applied for admission to the Officer Candidate’s School at Camp Davis, but haven’t heard yet whether or not I have been accepted. I still have to have a medical exam and an interview before a board of review. If I am accepted I’ll go to Camp Davis for three months of intensive study - when finished I’ll be a ninety day wonder with a second lieutenant commission. That is, I will be, if I am able to stand the gaff — I’m told it’s a pretty rough course of study.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for suggesting I take that course in trigonometry last winter — even though I didn’t pass, it comes in handy now in taking a refresher course which they give the O.C.S. Candidates.
I should appreciate receiving any copies

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of the bulletin which you may be sending out - I expect I’ll be moving around quite a bit, but I’ll try to keep you posted as to where I am and what’s happening.
The present address is:
Pvt. P.H. Elstad
Battery A Battalion 14
1st Platoon
Fort Eustis, Virginia

As ever,
Howard

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Elstad1.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Elstad, Peter H., “[Letter] 1942 May 17, Fort Eustis, Virginia [to] Mr. Stoughton,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16295.