Dear Isabella,

I am so glad that I sent money into the pen pall agency. When they sent me your name and address I was just happy to have someone to write to.

I am Captain Edward Anthony Masen and I am a doctor in 4077th M.A.S.H., mobile army surgical hospital, unit stationed in Uijeongbu, South Korea.

I wish I could tell you that I love being able to do my patriotic duty but the truth is I tried my hardest to avoid coming here. Although since I have been here I am happy to say that I have met some very interesting people who I will never forget. I have two room mates Captain Emmett McCarty and Major Jasper Whitlock.

Emmett and I are the biggest pranksters round here and unfortunately Jasper is always on the bad end of the jokes. Jasper has a relationship with the head nurse, Major Alice Brandon, while Emmett has a wife, Rosalie, who is home right now but is supposed to be joining us soon. That is what caused me to find someone to at least write to.

Jasper is always with Alice and Emmett is always writing home and I end up sitting by myself thinking about how lonely I am. You see my parents are both dead and I am a single child. When I was drafted I was too busy to have any serious relationships including friends.

I will stop writing now in the hopes that I haven't scared you too much and that you will write back. Enclosed is a picture of me so that you can see the person who is writing you.

Hoping to hear back,

Captain Edward Masen