Mar 25, 1943
Lieut RS Yegerlehner USNR
% P.M. San Fran
This again will have to be rapid due to another mess of fish and approaching darkness. This P.M. we were in the jungles getting native lumber (small trees) to build a better house to live in so that is why I didn’t get to this sooner. Sometime I’ll tell you more of the jungles but for the time being I’ll just say that I saw a lizard about 2 feet long – Looked just like an alligator but run along in the jungles and
[page 2] finally crawled a big tree. After the dirt and sweat of the jungle we had a swim in the Pacific – water nice and warm but the beach was rough.
Maybe I’ll be able to write more and better tomorrow after the fish dinner. So Solong
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So his carpentry skills were put to good use even then…..building a better house. Wish we had photos. And pics of the two-foot lizards as well. 🙂
I hope somewhere it was recorded the details of the jungle as he experienced it!
His next letter gives a little description of their venture into the jungle. 🙂
Glad to hear it – looking forward to reading it.