Navy 609 (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

June 10, 1943
Lieut R. F. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60 F.P.O. San F. Calif.

Dear Mother,

Your letter of May 24 and John’s of May 15, came yesterday. Also got one from Joe R. The one from Joe wasn’t sent thru the mail. It came by a Dr. who was passing along. My mail to you should be much better now than some time ago and I hope yours will be better in this direction. So much for mail.

You said you had received one check of the uniform money so that won’t have to be written

[page 2] about any more – wish now I would have put them both in that envelope. Hope you didn’t have any trouble with the check since I didn’t sign it.

Joe said he hadn’t gotten much news from home but I don’t know if he meant his letters were slow or that news were slow. I guess his wife knows his address has been changed now to Navy 609*. However his location is still the same.

I was very fortunate yesterday in getting a pillow. Of course I have no slip but instead I use a mattress

[page 3] cover. It’s a little large but does very well. It’s a little hard to find the pillow in that large a slip.

When you send me things like sardines etc. does that deduct from your ration points? If so don’t do it. If not you might send some sardines, canned chicken or any items like that but no Spain, Vienna sausage or such – Don’t do it if it cuts down on your own ration points. Olives or shrimp if available and shippable would be fine. The last bunch of sardines never did arrive so don’t include too many in

[page 4] one box.

The garden seed you sent never did arrive but as I told you yesterday or day before it’s too shady and it’s useless unless I can find a more sunny spot.

Well, the ten month period of our leaving the states is now passed and we are going into the eleventh – Steps closer to coming home I hope. At least something to live for and to look forward to.

Must get going so
Love Daddy

Russell Islands  Image by Kelisi at (Wikipedia Commons license)

Russell Islands
Image by Kelisi at (Wikipedia Commons license)

*Navy 609 is the classification of Mobile Hospital #8

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1 thought on “Navy 609 (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    I hope that was a NEW pillow. Not good if he was getting along with no pillow at all. 😦

    Those dietary supplements, e.g., sardines, canned chicken, shrimp, olives were certainly treasured. Glad to hear that they were shared.

    I guess they were, at this point, about half way through their separation.


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