A Paradise of the Southwest Pacific (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Fran. Calif.
July 11, 1943

Dear Mother,

A bright sunny Sunday morning on a paradise of the south W. Pacific. The above statement might be true or I should say might have been more true to me had I been allowed to spend such before the war or if after the war but as it is now I’m afraid the glamour of the Isles is wasted. I think I’ve gone into that more times before but I

[page 2] just had that feeling at the moment.

It’s funny the things one thinks of at times – maybe before we didn’t have time to think or perhaps didn’t take time – but now the long evenings are used largely for thinking. For example I often wonder where and under what circumstances our reunion will be – at home, California – N.Y., Norfolk, etc. Then maybe a more important item – when – There too as a good matter for thought and/or should I say mental projection.

[page 3] The above is entirely pointless as far as news are concerned but the only news we’ve heard is via radio of on Italy and New Georgia. We hope both are true and not the imagination of news reporters.

Both tent mates are very busy reading so conversation is at a low ebb, but even that doesn’t seem to help me write any more

Love Daddy

Russell Islands  Image by Kelisi at Wikipedia.com (Wikipedia Commons license)

Russell Islands
Image by Kelisi at Wikipedia.com (Wikipedia Commons license)

©2014 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “A Paradise of the Southwest Pacific (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “as it is now I’m afraid the glamour of the Isles is wasted.” Sad, indeed.

    “I often wonder where and under what circumstances our reunion will be …” It’s hard to imagine such separation from loved one…

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