=REGRET TO INFORM YOU YOUR SON PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES F BRUNS WAS ON TWENTY EIGHT MAY SLIGHTLY INJURED IN ACTION IN ITALY PERIOD YOU WILL BE ADVISED AS REPORTS OF CONDITION ARE RECEIVED=
ULIO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Note: This telegram was received 24 days after Chick was injured and was the first that his parents knew about his injuries because Chick, to this point, had not written to them about it. A few days later, his parents also received a telegram stating that Chick was ‘MISSING IN ACTION’. If you remember back to May 29th, Chick decided to leave the hospital on his own and re-join his outfit. At that point, the Army didn’t know where he was and notified his parents.