Walter G. Belter

Private First Class Walter G. Belter, 414 Marshall Street, completed the twelve-week water purification course at the Engineer School, Fort Belvior, VA on September 2.  Prior to entering the service on May 1, 1943 at Camp Grant, IL, Private First Class Belter attended the University of Wisconsin.

Private First Class Walter Belter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Belter, 414 Marshall Street, is now serving in France, according to word received by his parents. 

He entered the service in March 1943 and received ASTP training, before being transferred to Combat Engineers Group with an Infantry division.

His mother recently received a letter from the post office department in New York City and, upon opening it,  discovered, inside, a letter from her son, torn and charred. The letter was written from England and dated December 23.

According to a tiny slip of paper enclosed by the postmaster at New York, Albert Goldman, the letter was recovered from a mail-carrying plane that was in an accident.

The letter, sent from London, showed evidence of having been burned and water-soaked, but most of it was legible.