Mar 18, 1943
Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner MC USNR
% P.M. San Fran Calif.
At least there is a little to write about today, because six letters came – 2 registered from you – One with the pictures – the other of Feb 7 and a v-mail Feb 19. At least that brings the news up to only about one month behind times. Also got a letter from Geo T., Bob N. and Boonie. Those I answered a few days ago – really ahead of time – when I wrote Ira D. Maybe I’ll be able to write to them individually some of these days when more paper comes floating around. Your v-mail of Feb 19, must have been written about the same time you got the word that I left the previous station and I certainly do hope my mail is coming thru to you now regularly and it should because there was only 4-5 days that writing was impossible
[page 2] but it may not have good connections out like at the last place. Boonie got my last letter to him in 7 days – If ours would only come that way.
The pictures were really swell and I agree that those you didn’t have printed were bad. Fact of the matter is I hid those. That necklace looks like the duce, I think. Hope you have the other one I sent. It’s too long – I mean the one you had on in the picture. I saw the Padgett picture before I saw the name and I sure thought D. had grown. Even the fly leaves of that folder are stuck together but I can get them apart easily.
I like this place so much better than the last place – and I’m afraid that in time I might be sent back but hope not until I can go farther back than that place. Some of these days censorship will ease up and we can write more of our
[page 3] location. I still say watch the papers and listen to the radio. Last night we had Bob Hope and then got some news from K.W.I.D. You probably could get that easily on our short wave but their program starts at 12:00 midnight and you would hardly be listening at that time. Then just for diversion we get Radio Japan and listen to how we are not doing. It’s really funny – when one really knows and then hear their version. Of course we don’t know everything but we are in a position to have a few facts.
Our tuna fish shure sure was swell. The colored mess boy fried it in butter after rolling it in flour and after canned hash beans and spam it sure was one fine meal.
Well, I’ve used my quota of paper today – so solong Love Daddy
P.S. Is that an army suit Mark had on – if so shame
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This is a surprise: “I like this place so much better than the last place” I thought he’d been complaining about it.
Very interesting: “Then just for diversion we get Radio Japan and listen to how we are not doing. It’s really funny – when one really knows and then hear their version. Of course we don’t know everything but we are in a position to have a few facts.”
Ha Ha! “P.S. Is that an army suit Mark had on – if so shame”