[Editor’s note: If you have been picking up on some of the subtle clues the last few weeks, you may have realized that Roscoe was about to leave the Russell Islands. The biggest clue was not from Roscoe, but actually from Gladys! All the envelopes that Gladys addressed in the past few weeks had Roscoe’s address Navy 60 crossed out. His mail was being forwarded to Base Hospital #4 or Navy 132. Since I have copies of his military orders, his transfer was approved on October 16th. It took about 9 days for Roscoe to receive the official news.]
Mob. Hosp. #4
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Oct. 25, 1943
Another Monday rolls around and I find I have plenty of work to do as usual.
If you use the above address I think it will help me to get my mail much faster in the future. Just one of those things which you understand.
Yesterday your v-mail of Aug. Oct. 10 came and the one in Sept. telling of your episode with the belly bug. I guess you got over that
[page 2] OK because it wasn’t mentioned in your later letters. I’m so glad that Ruth could come and spend a few days with you.
Today is laundry day again and it doesn’t seem to be a very good day but it’s early and maybe the weather will improve as the day moves along. I’ve just simply got to get a haircut today also because I’m like a “shaggy” dog and the tropical weather doesn’t make lots of hair desirable.
I wrote Joe Roberts the other
[page 3] day but didn’t hear from him as yet. I may see some of his friends in a few days if things go as planned at present.
My mail may be a little irregular for a few days because of numerous duties coming up but I’ll write as often as possible.
I’m in a little bit of a hurry so for the present –
Lots of Love
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