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Discussions about censorship (Roscoe)

Letter transcriptions:

Apr. 10, 1943
Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 224
% Fleet Postmaster
San Francisco Calif.

Dear Mother,

We’ve had several discussions about censorship and I’m almost afraid to write for fear I’ll over step but after all is said and done I really believe we are bowing over backwards because I’m sure the enemy knows more than we give them credit for.

I’ve been running hither and yon today and really not composed enough to write but I’ll still try to get a line out in order to keep up the daily record. I’ll be very much interested to know how my mail is coming to you but our mail has been absent for several days. Right now supper chow bell has sounded so will finish later – Later. In fact much later (Apr 11) so

[page 2] in counting the letter you will have only one for Apr 10 + 11.

Was able to get a little news over the radio last night and that always helps – seems to be a connecting link between out here and the States.

This is my regular day to write the Folk so sometime during the day I’ll have to scratch my head to figure out what to say.

Many of the fellows are getting regular mail so I wish you would write a few more of those and not so many v-mail.

I’ll try to get back on my regular daily writing schedule again tomorrow

Love Daddy

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