Tag Archives: Vincent M. Stanich

Back in San Francisco (Roscoe)

September 8, 1945 envelope

September 8, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 8, 1945, p. 1

September 8, 1945, p. 1

Sept. 8, 1945

Dear Mother,

I’m all back in San Fran. We arrived in Klamath Falls at about 0800 this AM and I was told there were no planes going back to San Francisco so I got all my train reservations and then at chow time a Commodore Peale was coming down. In fact a plane came up after him so he let me come with him. It would have taken me 12 hours on the train but by plane it was only a 2 hour trip. It was really a swell ride – very clear and there was one high mountain with snow all over its top. It’s about 400 miles to Klamath so I did pretty well to make the round trip 800 miles in 24 hours and get all the other things done, I mean, the patients on the train and off, etc., (and $7.00 extra).

Now – about the Chicago draft. So far as I know now it is a go. My name is right on the paper. So be thinking the plans out and I’ll let you know a little more definite about when we leave, etc. I imagine we will leave here on Wed.

September 8, 1945, p. 2

September 8, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] night about 8 PM, and we should be in Great Lakes sometime Sat. I haven’t the slightest idea how much time I’ll be able to get off and won’t know until I get there. I think the safest bet if you could arrange is to meet me there and then if I have time we can go on down to K. If not, we will have some time together in Chicago. I mean you can come to Chicago and I’ll meet you there. I’ll either wire or call later in the week so just stand by but be planning just what you think is best. Maybe Dorothy or Lucille will keep D. and the other boys can shift for themselves. Stand by then Dear for word from me. I really want to see you.

Either Geo. W. or Vince Stanich came out to see me this PM but that was before I got back so don’t know which it was – they didn’t leave name nor address.

I’ll mail this so it will go out on the only mail tomorrow and then if anything develops after that I’ll write later in the day.

Yours written Sept. 4 came today – glad D. is better, and hope John is better satisfied and Mark also – I mean about the plane – I want him to ride a plane but to make a real trip and not with just any pilot who may come along. It really isn’t safe. Well, Dear I’m really looking forward to next week this time,

Love,
Daddy

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Four Nurses (Roscoe)

September 7, 1945 envelope

September 7, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 7, 1945, p. 1

September 7, 1945, p. 1

Sept. 7, 1945
USNRH
S.F. (12)
Calif.

Dear Mother,

I’m writing this in the AM in order to be sure it gets done because not having taken a draft out before I don’t know how much last minute work there might be.

Last night the Drs. & nurses had a Cock. T. party from 5 to 7:30 – Just the usual Yap-a-Yap. It was quite harmless thing and no one as far as I could see got too much & everyone seems to be aboard this AM. It was paid for and sponsored by the Welfare. I guess it was

September 7, 1945, p. 2

September 7, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] supposed to be a Morale builder. The Drs. change so rapidly I suppose they figure that is a good way to have people meet in a sort of informal way.

The package came in yesterday after I mailed your letter so that takes care of everything except those several letters on the way. I do hope I get one or two today because by being gone it will be several days that I know I won’t get mail.

I never did tell you but a Dr. and several nurses always take these drafts – I mean male nurses. I thought I’d better clear that up a bit.

September 7, 1945, p. 3

September 7, 1945, p. 3

[page 3] I’ll have four corpsmen – 2 for each car. Really the male nurses I mentioned are only corpsmen but I had to writes nurses in order to get the joke – some joke.

Drs. get orders out of here practically every day – It seems to be the Lt. Cdrs. and the jgs. I’m not sure what they are saving the Lts. for.

When I first came I called Geo. Wingfield and he was gone but I left a message and he called me yesterday. He had just gotten back and had lots to do so I didn’t get to see him. He told me

September 7, 1945, p. 4

September 7, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] on the phone that he and Stanich would probably be out in 60 days. That sounds good because they won’t leave only Med. off. to run the Navy. I saw an enlisted man leave here yesterday with his discharge. That was a real one and not a medical. I wanted to look to see if maybe my name was on the thing but I guess it wasn’t.

Well, I’ll try to get a line off tomorrow someplace –
Love Daddy

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Dinner with the Stanichs (Roscoe)

August 30, 1945 envelope

August 30, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

August 30, 1945, p. 1

August 30, 1945, p. 1

Aug. 30, 1945
USNRN
San Francisco 12
Calif.

Dear Mother,

It seems the mail must be crossed up for I didn’t receive any today but I suppose I’ll receive 2 or three tomorrow. I think it’s the way the letters clear out of Chicago or either how they unclear here.

Well, I went out to the Stanishs’ last night and we had a real old get together. It was just he and I but it seemed we had so many things to talk about. They have one boy 7 years old – red headed sandy faced. His mother is a pretty decided blond but not dizzy. They came from a small town in Montana and are just plain country people at heart. He was an engineer before the war and had lived in Los A. for a time.

Their home now is in one of the gov. projects. They have 5 rooms fair size. All utilities furnished for $41.00 per mo. The only drawback is the ice box in the kitchen. It really isn’t what one would want to town but very nice for what they need it for

August 30, 1945, p. 2

August 30, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] at the moment. We didn’t play bridge or anything just talked. He came after me at 6:00 and we had a small drink and then about 7 we had fried chicken and all that goes with it. After chow – we talked some more and I thought I should go home at about 11:00 but they said no. So about 12:30 she made some coffee and he brought me home about 1:00. I don’t think they visit much around there so are a little glad to have someone in. They would like very much to have another child but for some reason nothing happens. She has relatives living in St. Louis whom she visits when he is out. He came back before I did but went out again – you remember just before Easter of “43. She thanked you for the flowers and also for the money we sent. Well so much for the people and the visit.

I’m writing this shortly after noon day chow. The mail goes out at 4:00 so I want to go to the P.O. before that time. The only other

August 30, 1945, p. 3

August 30, 1945, p. 3

[page 3] delivery collection is at 8:00 in the morn. So if I don’t get there before 4 it just stays in the P.O. over night.

There isn’t much doing around now – I have 12 patients on a 126 bed ward and many of the other wards are the same. I imagine will probably get several patients in the next few weeks – possibly some prisoners from Japan. That is if they are in need of prolonged medical attention. However that is only a guess on my part.

Stanich thinks he will be getting out in a month or so. That was encouraging to me because if they begin to let out line officers they will cut down on the staff before too awful long at least I hope that is true. They seem to be very confident that they will be going back to White Fish, Montana in the near future. I asked what kind of heat fuel they used there and they said “wood”

August 30, 1945, p. 4

August 30, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] There is no coal and I guess oil heat hasn’t been adapted around there. They have a gas heater in their house here. It’s just a new house and the lawn is all ploughed up and very dry and when the wind blows the dust sure goes places.

I hope I haven’t bored you with all the talkie talkie about these people but when one gets out for a few minutes and sees something different it’s really news.

There is a clinical conference of all the Drs. this PM at 1:30 – Just the routine hospital staff meeting. Some cases will be discussed and possibly they will have some dope on our moving. I’d like a table to write on and a few little things like that although I have done without before so maybe I shouldn’t complain.

Hope to get some of your back letters tomorrow
Love Daddy

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