Guessing is out (Roscoe)

Mar 3, 1943

Lt (jg) Yegerlehner (MC) USNR
A.P.O. 43
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San Francisco, Calif

Dear Mother,

Probably I have done a foolish thing for I have written the folk and Sis and it sure cuts down on the stationery supplies – we did get a chance to buy some stamps but writing paper and envelopes aren’t as easily obtained. So if other people mention that I haven’t written – there is a reason. If you have time you might drop a line to Uncle Wess giving him my address and a few others but I just don’t feel like using the supplies and then won’t be able to write you.

This place is different in many respects than where I was located before and has more of the South Sea atmosphere than New Caledonia. Guessing as to the location is out

[page 2] because of necessity and you can also see that description of places and things is also prohibited. All I can say is listen to the radio and watch the newspapers.

We have had plenty to eat (out of cans) and we get plenty of sleep (from the beginning of darkness to daylight) if you get what I mean.

My last mail from you was Jan 25 and I have no idea how long it will be before more catches up – probably not so long. I hope.

Really I think I like it better here than at the last location but can’t tell you why. I sorta feel sorry for Dr. P. & W all by themselves with all their modern conveniences of life. Maybe that is sadistic – well can’t use any more paper this time –

Lots of Love

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2 thoughts on “Guessing is out (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Ominous; this means he’s close to action: “All I can say is listen to the radio and watch the newspapers.”

    “… all by themselves with all their modern conveniences of life.” 🙂

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      He was very much close to the action. One of his letters was written on a day where the Russell Islands was attacked by the Japanese. One soldier was killed and several were injured. It makes me wonder about the soldiers he treated.


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