A New Policy (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Sept. 1, 1943
Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner
Navy 60 San. Fran. Cal.

Dear Mother,

I’m not under so much pressure this A.M. so maybe I won’t write so erratic. Yesterday I received a letter from Mom and one from Ruby & Red Brewer. Mom told all about Earl’s wedding and also said she was planning on coming up your way again. I hope she can be helpful to you while she is there.

This being the month of Sept. it will start to be cool again at least you will have some cool spells which should be of some help to you. It at least makes us feel good to think that the weather may be cool again some place.

I don’t believe I mentioned it but I had a letter from Dolores 2 days ago – she had to work on a Sun. just more or less be there so she wrote a real nice long letter. She still seems to like her work real well. Said her boyfriend had been away about 1 year in Cuba and she sure wished he could get a furlough – who else would like something like that? I believe there is going to be a policy adopted relative to

[page 2] tour of duty out here and I’m very tickled that I got out as early as I did, but don’t build too high hopes for too soon a return, this I believe is true. That I can expect to spend as much time in the USA as out here so that is something to look forward to.

As soon as I’m able I’ll send you all the excess money I can – always keeping on hand enough for travel – but I think on the next pay day I’ll be able to send some of course that will not be until about the middle of this month. If you need money you can cash in a few bonds or let bills run until I can send extra money home – don’t let it worry you because they can’t be too tough if we can’t meet expenses right on the dot.

I guess by now D. is out of the cast and as active as ever and that probably is a relief for you.

Well, I’ve written about all I can think of for the moment and I’ve also exhausted the space so
Lots of Love –

Earl Imogene wedding picture 001

Earl and Imogene Yegerlehner, 1943

©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “A New Policy (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “so she wrote a real nice long letter.” It really is too bad that all the other letters he refers to don’t survive. 😦

    “That I can expect to spend as much time in the USA as out here so that is something to look forward to.” Do you know how long he remained in the Navy after returning to the US?

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      Roscoe was just about right with his prediction about his service. His official discharge date was in January 1946 (I think, don’t have the documents in front of me). But he was released from duty in November 1945.


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