22 February 
5 guys refused to jump out of 673 total that jumped
Lot of guys talking in their sleep. Rained in
morn[ing]. To wet to jump. Just set around + sweat, Went
down in P.M. Was about the 7th plane to jump. 24 guys per
plane. 12 in a stick. You can imagine how it felt to step
out of a plane at 1200 feet. Didn't feel much but the shock of
opening + a few stars. Swell ride down, about a minute.
I was last of 12 to go out. Soft landing in sand but a lot of
burrs. Shook it out and packed it back up at nite. Out at 9:00.
Really a neat thrill, Be more fun tomorrow. Wrote to Bette
[remainder of letter unavailable;
[coiurtesy of Brian Siddall]