Well, like so many others, a lot sure has happened to me since coming into the service. After training, school and a short period of temporary duty on the west coast, I was transferred overseas. Spent a few months at one of the islands, which, of course, I'm not permitted to mention, and then came on up here with a Naval Advanced Base Unit last December. Things were a little rugged when we first came in here, but haven't even had an alert here at this particular place for quite some time.
This place is growing every day and will eventually be one of our most important. As you probably can guess from my rate I am one of the disbursing staff here -- have been a little short-handed since receiving so many new men, and have been kept plenty busy! Chow has been fair, get three beer rations a week, and have movies every night. Have a softball league, too, so I've been playing a little ball. Must admit though, the old boy has slowed up a little. Ha! Ha! The weather has been pretty warm but the evenings usually are quite comfortable. Like all bases out this way, we have our share of mosquitoes, centipedes and various other specimens of crawling "creatures."
Enjoyed quite a thrill last Easter. Was able to spend a few days with my brother Dick. At that time, he was stationed in this vicinity. Hadn't seen each other in over two years, so you can imagine we had plenty to talk of. He's attached to a liaison squadron in the air corps. He does photography work and really gets around. Am enclosing a snap taken when I was down to their camp.
Best regards to everybody and here's hoping for a speedy victory over the Nips.
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