During World War II, my grandfather, Lt. Roscoe S. Yegerlehner, served in the Navy. He was a country doctor from rural Indiana with privileges at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana and Iroquois Hospital in Watseka, Illinois. He enlisted in 1942 and was finally released from service in 1946. My grandfather was stationed away from his family for almost two years, serving at bases around the Pacific including the Naval base at New Caledonia. During the years 1942-1944, my grandparents wrote to each other every day while they were apart. In all, they wrote nearly 1,000 letters, spanning the period from May 1942 through 1946. Join me as I share a letter a day over the next few years. If you would like to start the story at the beginning, the first letter is published with the post New Horizons.