27 MarCheshvan, 5711, [November 7, 1951]
Blessings and greetings,
I am sending my wish that your son …, who was drafted into the army, will return you healthy and strong. I would like to take the opportunity to ask you to tell your son to be careful to put on tefillin every day (with the exception of Shabbos and festivals). This provides protection, guarding him from danger. I am sending you two messages* together with my best wishes. You may also give him the address through which he can stay in contact with our office and receive, from time to time, appropriate and instructive literature to read….
*Note: The messages the Rebbe sent are the contained in the Courage and Safety booklet we distribute.