August 30, 2009

"a hot car, a hot girl, and a cold beer"

Just one sentence, from a 1953 letter home from Al Puntasecca (Fifth Infantry, Forty-Fourth Battalion, A Company) during the Korean War, presented earlier today by tenor and actor David Kozisek (photo below) as part of the "Letters Home" program at the Smithsonian Institution's American Museum of Natural History:
I still want a hot car, a hot girl, and a cold beer, but, there were times I could have traded them all for a warm blanket.

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