Last station (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Mar 14, 1943
Lt. R S Yegerlehner MCUSNR
A.P.O. 43
% P.M. San Fran

Dear Mother,

A Sunday P.M. like this at home and I would be sleeping because it’s raining and has been all day long. We have bucket full of good rain water for washing and bathing and after all things like that are appreciated.

There was no mail this morn so the topic of writing will have to be something of which I haven’t the slightest idea as yet.

We did have church this A.M. under a canvas top and with music and everything. The Army Chaplin came and brought a small organ but one key stuck and there was a slight discord in the music but it was different.

I’ve just written the folk a short letter and will try now to write

[page 2] on my weekly schedule to them again but even though I’ve been able to get some extra paper I’m not going to write to too many people for fear of a shortage.

There are 5 of us officers in one tent – none doctors – Two of them are from Reno N. One from Missouri and one from California so that gives you an idea of our peaceful family. The ones from Reno know where Lovelock is but they do not know your brother and we have an invitation to spend some time with them when we make our trip west. One owns a hotel so that solves a big problem right there. Being with these men is much different than before because families etc are not asked or talked about. No one seems to give a darn about the other fellows’ private lives and that is OK with

[page 3] me because talking about home etc always brings up thoughts and memories which are pleasant but none the less home sick stimulators. Don’t get me wrong – I do think of home lots but it isn’t so bad if I keep it to myself – I’m just that way.

This place is to me much more typical of the South Seas than the last station. Can’t mention the name of the last station anymore. And I really like it better – can’t say why but it’s just that way. Maybe it’s more trees and vegetation and when one talks of jungle he really means Jungles if you get what I mean.

Well, I really feel like taking a few winks of sleep and if I can get into the net covered bunk without getting wide awake I’ll do that very thing –

So Solong Love Daddy

© 2014 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “Last station (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “The Army Chaplin came and brought a small organ but one key stuck and there was a slight discord in the music but it was different.” 🙂 LOL

    Well, I hadn’t expected this reference to mother’s “other” brother. “The ones from Reno know where Lovelock is but they do not know your brother and we have an invitation to spend some time with them when we make our trip west.”

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