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Lt. Commander F. Edward Walker, U.S.N.R.

1944-02-26 (FEW)[Gladys included this letter from Lt. Commander F. Edward Walker in her letter dated May 2, 1944.]

Lt. Commander F. Edward Wlker, U.S.N.R.
Room 1110 at 995 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Feburary 26, 1944

Lt. R.S. Yegerlehner, MC USNR
℅ USN Base Hospital #4
Navy 133, ℅ Fleet Postoffice
San Francisco, California

Dear Doctor:

I am pleased to enclose herewith my check in the amount of $1.50 which represents a further refund to you from the Cub 13 Officers Club.

A few days ago we received a check in refund of part of the purchase price of the initial investment of the officers club, which permits us to give a 6% dividend.

I just received your address from George Wingfield and I am happy to forward this to you.

Lieutenant Stanich is now located at the Naval Base Assembly Depot at San Bruno. Commander Porterfiled is located at Quantico, Virginia. Jack Howell is back at Navy 131, officer in charge of Receiving Station.

Commander Rimpau and I are both here in San Francisco, and if you should come this way at any time be sure and hunt us up.

With personal regards and best wishes to you always, I am

Sincerely yours,
F. Edward Walker
Lieut. Comdr. USNR

Can you tell me where following are:

Lt. D.A. Mills MC
Lt. J.W. Gardiner DC
Lt. Criss
Lt. R.C. Comstock
Lt. F.W. Stockwell

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The demise of Cub Thirteen (Roscoe)

While going through Roscoe’s military papers, I found the above orders. I dutifully filed them away until I got to the point in the letters when they occurred. I kept thinking Roscoe was going to move soon but whenever I browsed ahead in the letters, there did not seem to be any mention of a move. So I kept waiting to see what was going to happen and, of course, it was right there in the December 10th letter. Roscoe didn’t go anywhere but Cub 13….

Letter transcription:

Nov. [Dec] 10, 1942

Dear Mother,

Writing Just after noon day chow and just after hanging out my laundry so you know I have those harsh red hands of a wash woman. If the things get dry will have to do the ironing later but it is a little cloudy and in the next 5 min. it may be raining but so far today not even a sprinkle. All morning it has been hot without much breeze and we are just getting to the middle of the hot weather.

We had a double feature last night at the show. The first one was something about some Rides Again and the second was “The Letter” – Both were fair. The first was a shooting show while the second was an English show and not too good. I suppose there will be at least one tonite. It rained some during the show last night but not enough to stop the show.

So far today no mail but we always

[page 2] have the afternoon delivery to look forward to. Dr. Porterfield got a package from home this morning but that was about all that came in for any one of us. It was mailed sometime in October so it looks as if mine should be coming along pretty soon. He got writing material, a non breakable mirror, a knife and other things, but the mail is so heavy now I suppose all will be slow even the regular mail and air mail. Up to now the latest mail I have was Nov. 24 and that came 6 days ago.

Well, it begins to looks more than every as if we will be stationed here more or less permanent. That is the three of us along with 2 dental officers. The remains of the now defunct Cub 13. It’s a long story and shouldn’t be gone into in much detail at this time, but it seems our once proud and hauty group of Medical men have been scattered “hither & yon.” And

[page 3] as I stated before there are worse places so we will just have to be satisfied and hope for an early end to activities.

Since I started this letter I’ve been to town and back and I believe the foliage on the trees gets more beautiful each time I see them. Saw some vines growing over an arch way with two kinds of blossoms both very deep in color but different shades of red.

You never did send Jim’s address. You said he wrote asking about the boys Christmas presents etc. but never did say anything about where he is and I’ve asked for his address but you didn’t send it – probably it has been sent in some of your missing letters.

Well, I’ll try to write better tomorrow as this has been cut up pretty much

Love Daddy

P.S. got a letter from Ruth M. – That is a Christmas greeting card and letter combined Dated Nov. 27

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