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Feb 25, 1944

DEAR JOE: The weather is wonderful, The girls here at home are still the most beautiful in the world. You are brave and handsome and lucky. You are winning the war. It makes us proud as sin. You write swell letters and we all love you. We hope you'll be home soon. News hunting was good this week. From the left cuff to the right, here it is . . .

HERE AND THERE. In gunner’s school at Farragut, is R. M. Fortney, S 2/c . . . In Fort Riley, Kansas, is WAC Catherine G. Jensen . . . Cpl. Lloyd Larson of Badger has been transferred with his fighter squadron to Marysville, Calif. . . . He says “We are stationed right in the middle of the fruit growing section. It is nice to walk along the street and swipe an orange off someone’s tree.” . . . . Melvin Block is now Indiantown Gap, Pa. . . . He’s been transferred to Hobbs, N. M., A/S Chas. Heringlake . . . Honorably discharged from the armed forces and now at Menomonie, Wis., is John Jochemsen . . . Pvt. Dale Fiala, of Moorland, has been transferred to Camp Howze, Texas, . . . Mel Galliart, former KVFD announcer, is in the signal corps at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. . . . Pvt. Don A. Hamilton is an aviation student at Galesburg, Ill. . . . He’s with a B-29 Squadron, at Smoky Hill, Salina, Kans., Pfc. Arthur Hamann. “These are the new super bombers that are going to make Hitler and Tojo say “Uncle!” . . . Pfc. Bernard Loth has finished ASTP at Chicago and has been transferred to Camp Crowder, Mo. . . . Capt. L. F. Smith has been transferred to Camp Stewart, Ga. He’s with an AA unit . . . Pvt. Tom Gody, wounded in the Sicilian campaign, and now at Schick hospital at Clinton has just completed a nine day bond tour . . . S/Sgt. Harold Bemrick has been discharged from the hospital and is back at MacDill Field. He had returned to the U. S. after a year and a half in the South Pacific as a tail gunner on a Martin Marauder. On instructor duty at MacDill, his plane cracked up and he received a broken back and other severe injuries . . . He has been transferred to Walter Reed hospital Washington, D. C. Pvt. Ralph Montgomery . . . Lt. W. J. Whalen has been transferred to MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla. . . . A/C Ray Hogan is now at Turner Field, Albany, Ga. . . . He’s at Muskogee, Okla., A/C Donald Ellinger . . . Sixteen hours a day, or something like, is Lt. Bob Otto’s shift at Midland Field, Tex., where he is teaching them how to fly . . . Birds and such tell us that Cpl. Bill Fisher is due home on leave . . . Ens. M. Isabel Knutson is in San Diego working in the largest naval hospital in the country . . . He’s in the bakers and cooks school, Pvt. Earl Murphy, at Ft. Meade, Md. . . . Only seven blocks from the home he hadn't seen for months, Pvt. Ray Johnson, travelling on a troop train from the west to the east coast, went through Fort Dodge but couldn’t stop. He tossed out a letter which Mrs. William Hardesty found the next day and delivered to his folks . . . Robert Muhl is in Farragut for boot training . . . Dr. Emerson Dawson, Lt. Commdr., is at Burlingame, Calif. He has been assigned to an overseas hospital unit as surgeon and executive officer, and is awaiting orders . . . He’s now at Pensacola, Fla., as an aviation cadet, Clifton L. Gawtry.

OVERSEAS. Cpl. Paul Zierke says Hawaii is nice (he’s just been moved there) but that nothing will take the place of Iowa . . . Orville H. Jensen, MM 2/c, based somewhere in the South Pacific, for the past two years, expresses a perfectly understandably wish. He says, “I would certainly enjoy a furlough home where I could see white people with shoes on for a change.” . . . “You can buy eggs in Italy for twenty-five or thirty cents apiece if you can find them.” Continuing in the same vein, Cpl. Harold Carl writes, “I am wondering why folks used to pay big prices to go on a cruise to “Sunny” Italy. I have seen quite a bit of the States and wouldn’t trade one small lot in any of them for the whole of Italy.” . . . He’s been flying over Italy, S/Sgt. J. R. Fulton, radio operator and gunner . . . He’s been in London on leave, Lt. Owen Walton, pilot of a Fort based in England . . . Sgt. Bill Pray is a member of the crack drill team referred to in Lt. Col. Marchi’s letter, printed in YLFH a week or two ago . . . Don Parle, F 2/c has been assigned to a motor torpedo boat in the Pacific . . . A member of an LST crew, Bob Dessinger, EM 1/c, has seen action in Africa, Sicily and Italy . . . Ensign Clement John Hood, of Barnum, is now at sea with the Pacific Fleet . . . From somewhere in England, T/Sgt. John R. Cumming writes to thank the Army Mothers for the Christmas presents they sent him . . . From somewhere in England, after two years in Ireland, Bob Styer writes that the Fort Dodge medical company has been moved to a new hospital in England that “is a beauty spot.” . . . From somewhere in England, Cpl. Gordon Foster writes that he has seen Leo Foster’s name on a Red Cross register but hasn’t located him as yet. “I am hot on the trail of Delmer Crouse of Otho. I have him located but haven’t met him yet.” . . . Sgt. Melvin Walrod says “Hello” to Sgt. Roy Blunk in China and to Don Geyer in New York . . . One of the first there, Marvin Grosz, S 1/c, is in the Marshalls at Kwajalein atoll on Roi island . . . Listed as missing in action is Sgt. Gla Owen. Gunner on a bomber based in England, his plane failed to return from a raid January 29 . . . He’s a master Sgt. now, Robert E. Haire, on duty in Australia . . . Somewhere in the vicinity of the Marshall Islands; is Ens. Bob Wasem . . . From North Africa to Italy, Pvt. Richard Welch. He’s with an armored unit.

SERVICE PAPERS. “Habit,” the publication of the U. S. Naval Air Station at Hutchinson, Kansas, was sent to us this week by Mary Isabel Strait, WAVE 5S 1/c, in the Communications Office. It’s more of a magazine than a paper, is published every two weeks and is done in offset printing, Very nice. Thanks, Mary

. . . From Geo. D. Daniel, Ph. M. 2/2, comes “Hospital Hi-Lites” the publication of the U. S. Naval Hospital at Aiea Heights, Hawaii. A six-page slick paper publication now in its 49th issue, it is devoted mostly to intermural and interhospital sports. Over in one corner you can find out how to fix up a broken leg with piano wire and tin strips. Thanks, Geo. . . . Have cancelled my subscription to the Police Gazette. I’m getting a copy now and then of the Fort McArthur Alert. It’s got everything. This week, that lovely hunk of woman, pin-up girl Beverly Carroll and my favorite cartoons, The Wolf, Kenny Goldbrick, Gentlemen of the Mess and Male Call. When they get the Sad Sack, I'll cancel my subscription to Esquire. Thanks Sgt. Ted Rule . . . “Bombs Away” of Victorville Army Air Field, Calif., is having it’s first birthday. It has a swell column run by Pvt. Chuck Mechan. Thanks Cpl. Otho Rohr . . . Neat and handkerchief size is “The Beam” of USNATS of Corpus Christi. Thanks, Alva Long, AMM 3/ . . . First item listed in the current issue of the “Howitzer” under the title G. I. Fun for this week. “USO Fair Park USO Friday—Income Tax information, 8 p. m.” War is Hell. The Howitzer is published at Camp Howze, Texas. Thanks, Pfc. Ken Summers . . . The Army’s best C. T. D. Newspaper comes to us from A/S Irwin Smith. It’s “The Gremlin” published at Missoula, Mont. Thanks, Irv . . . Ye collecting Editor of YLFH has a yen to get his hands upon a copy of “Guinea Gold,” a serviceman’s paper published in New Guinea. Also any other journals published here or in the far corners of the world.

GOOD FELLOWS GET TOGETHER. On the boat going to England, Cpl. Geo. Michelson and Sgt. Leo Casey . . . In England, Capt. C. J. Baker and Lt. Lillian Anderson . . . In the South Pacific, Darol and Robert Constable, uncle and nephew. Bob is a radio man 3/c . . . They met in Australia, Harry Largent and Leonard Curtis of Webster City. Found each other in a crowd of thousands of people on New Year’s Eve . . . They met at an air field in England, Lt. Art Johnson and Lt. Teeney Mills. Art has completed his missions and is now wearing the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross . . . They met in the Sky Room on top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, Lt. Commdr. and Mrs. Emerson Dawson and WAVE Vanna Hoffman. Vanna is stationed at Moffet Field as a control tower operator . . . They met in England, Gordon Crouse and Jack Brown. They hadn’t met since basic training at Ft. Knox in ’42.

HAPPY LANDING. Somewhere in England, Lt. Delbert E. Williamson . . . Somewhere overseas, Lt. Oliver H. Smith . . . Somewhere in England, T/Sgt. Chas. Crimmins. He’s with a tank destroyer unit . . . Somewhere in North Africa, Pfc. Robert Christianson . . . Somewhere in the South Pacific, Pvt. Leonard McCarville . . . Somewhere in Northwest Africa, Gilbert Lindquist PhM 3/e . . . Somewhere in England, Cpl. Roy Dreier.

SHAKING HANDS WITH THE HOME FOLKS. From Bermuda, Rob’t. B. Porter, M 1/c. They heard a sub on the way home, chased it, dropped depth bombs and then got lost in the fog. Bob says everyone reads his copy of Y L F H, even the entertainers who visit Bermuda . . . From Jefferson Barracks, Pvt. Gould Campbell . . . From the S. W. Pacific, S/Sgt. Lawrence Gunderson. There he was member of the famous Black Sheep Squadron, Marine unit cited by the president for service against the Japs . . . From Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Sgt. Robert Byrne . . . From Childress, Texas, Pvt. Glen Nordstrom of Lanyon . . . From Douglas, Ariz., T/Sgt. and Mrs. Paul J. Roos of Lanyon . . . From Scott Field, Ill., where he graduated from radio school, Pfc. Gerald Schmoker of Duncombe on his way to Lake Charles, La. . . . Home on leave, they went to the Legion meeting in Dayton, Dwain Maguson, F 2/c, Maurie Bjoranson MM 3/c, R. E. Shostrom, Petty Officer 2/c, Pvt. Milo Isaacson and Gerald Anderson . . . From Indianapolis, John Kueny S 2/c on his way to Norfolk . . . From Jacksonville, Fla., George Tullis, in aviation ordnance . . . From Jefferson Barracks, Harry Ladwig of Callender . . . From Camp Howze, Texas, Capt. and Mrs. Chet Acher and son, Randy . . . Cpl. Robert Brown from Ft. Knox, Ky. . . . From Ft. Crockett, Texas, Pvt. Fred Porter . . . From Pyote, Texas, Lt. Chas, Barnhill. He’s a bombardier on a B-17 and is on his way overseas . . . From Ft. Jackson, S. C., Pvt. Jerry R. Coughlon . . . From Buckley Field, Colo., Pfc. Algernon C. Maricle . . . From the British West Indies, Will Beresford, R 2/c. He’s on his way to Puerto Rico . . . From Augusta, Ga., Pvt. Frank Murphy, of Lehigh.

ALONG THE MAIN DRAG. Webster County is over the top in the Fourth War Loan Drive. Quota is $2,361,000. Sales to February 15th, $2,384,800 and still eleven days to go . . . Myron Olson is the father of a son born February 20th . . . The bureau of census in Washington reports that Webster County has lost 6,000 in population since the beginning of the war. Was 42,000, now 36,000. The state as a whole shows a loss of 10.3 of its population. Only two counties have shown an increase, Scott county with Davenport and its war industries, Polk with Des Moines and its war industries. Jeepers-Creepers, fellows, hurry back . . . Remember they used to count eyes at the induction stations. You were supposed to have two. Not any more. If you've got one now you are in. They took an even hundred one-eyed men at Camp Dodge last year for limited service . . . Harry Cox is running for state representative for a second term. Joe Youngstrom, county clerk, has announced that he is running for relection. Nick O’Conner is running for justice of the peace, the first Democrat to announce . . . M. M. Lahiff, Clare patriarch, died last week at the age of 85. He had lived at Clare for 77 years . . . The Glee Club went to Harcourt Monday

evening to sing in the gym . . . The waste paper collection scheduled for Washington’s birthday was rained out. People put their bundles of paper out at the curb. The rains came. The salvage merchants buying the paper refused to buy the soggy bundles. People were asked to haul the paper back into their basements and dry out the bundles. War is Hell . . . They voted down the bond issue for an air port over in Marshalltown the other day. This flying is just a fad . . . Francis Kehoe died this last week. For many years he ran a drug store next to the Wahkonsa hotel . . . The F. D. Tent and Awning Company is now making five thousand tents for the army. They’ll sleep sixteen. One hundred more people have been employed and the old Sieg-Fort Dodge building on Ist Avenue North taken over . . . The Milk Fund show was held Wednesday night. Tuesday evening Wah Tan Ye held a bingo party for the Mary Dolliver Red Cross fund. The same evening David Cushman Coyle addressed the Public Forum. The Red Cross drive is on. It’s a busy life . . . Jim Kempley, well known Fort Dodge real estate man, died this week . . . Fred Larrabee has been reelected head of th Iowa Dairy association . . . Brady Transfer is being sued for $51,000 in an auto death case. The accident occurred in Gowrie, October 1, 1943 . . . Down at Harcourt tonight they are presenting in the gym, “The Old Maid’s Convention.” A couple of basket ball games are to be played between teams of alumni.

HEROIC DEAD. Pvt. A. C. Toth, reported missing on Dec. 5, 1942 at Buna in New Guinea, is now considered dead by the government. His mother has received word that he has been awarded the Purple Heart . . . The air medal and Oak leaf cluster that were awarded posthumously to Lt. Tom Kearns, were presented to his mother Mrs. J. E. Kearns this last Monday evening at the high school auditorium by Major Wayne Wade. Tom died in a jeep accident in North Africa last June.

HOME TOWN BOYS MAKE GOOD. To 1st Lt. Dale Croft, somewhere in England. He’s piloting a Fort . . . To S1/c, Conrad Steib, somewhere in the South Pacific . . . To Sgt., Gene Hensen, somewhere in England. He is shop foreman in charge of making and rigging parachutes . . . Honored with a group of his comrades in the South Pacific, was Cpl. William George, of Clare. They put out a fire in an ammunition dump despite extreme danger to themselves. His sister, Betty, is a WAVE in training at Hunter College . . . To Cpl. John Cumming, in ordnance headquarters somewhere in England . . . To 1st Lt. Richard Merryman, in Northern Australia . . . The oak leaf cluster to the air medal to S/Sgt., Oscar Olson, gunner on a flying Fort in England . . . Man with wings, Lt. Robert Berry. He got them along with his commission at Williams Field, Ariz. He is now at Salina, Calif. . . . To chief yeoman, Karl King, jr., at Norfolk, Va.

WEDDING BELLS. Dorothy Clark and Lowell Melco, of Clare. In Fort Dodge, February 14 . . . Mabel Carton, of Jasper, S. D., to Sgt. Howard Brooks of Otho at Sioux Falls, January 17 . . . Charlotte Colvin, of Fulton, Ill, and Ensign C. D. Heileman, at Norfolk, Va., February 13 . . . Merle Reed, of Coalville, and Clyde Clarke W 3/c, of Otho, February 14 at Fort Dodge. He is stationed at Pensacola . . . Barbara Peterson and Elmer Clabaugh of Webster City, February 20 in Fort Dodge . . . Elizabeth Gardner and Walter C. Miller of Notre Dame, at Notre Dame, on February 19 . . . Leah M. Gearhart, of Tulsa, Okla., and Lt. Mervin Danielson, of Lehigh, at Fairfield, Iowa, February 14 . . . Agnes Orskag, of Moorland, to Pfc. Dale Hagen, of Hanlontown, February 8, at Forrest City. He is stationed at Orlando, Fla.

SCOREBOARD. The Dodger wrestlers, after copping the Big Seven Title at Waterloo, went on to take the district meet at Fort Dodge, despite plenty of tough competition. Eddie Steinhoff, undefeated this year in the 112 pound class, was a title winner. So was Kenny Schmoker, in the 145 pound class. Final score, Dodgers 34, Clarion 32 and Eagle Grove 30. Cherokee was in the meet, too, but I have forgotten what they got in points. They were fourth. The state meet will be held at Clarion on the 26th. Fort Dodge, as the result of its district showing, is entitled to send seven men, the title holders and five runner-uppers . . . Those Mohawks at Mason City are still tough. They took us the other night, 29 to 22. Bright spot in the game for us was Junior Janssen, who went out and got 14 points. Knack also played nice ball for the Dodgers. That win just about cinches second place for the Mohawks in the Big Seven. Roosevelt of Des Moines is leading at this time . . . Manson defeated Corpus Christi of Fort Dodge, 43 to 26, last Fri- day . . . Algona defeated Sacred Heart, 35 to 18 . . . Lehigh defeats Corpus Christi, 33 to 30 . . . Barnum defeats Rutland, 50 to 20. Gowrie Girls take Coon Rapids, 53 to 33. The Gowrie boys, however, lost to Coon Rapids, 44 to 24. It’s my guess that the Gowrie Girls are headed for the state tournament.

FROM THE FIVE CORNERS OF THE WORLD. Lt. F. W. Griffith, India, “We make frequent trips to China. We often have an opportunity to eat there, and the Chinese cooks are really good, especially when they make chicken noodle soup. Early in January we received a presidential citation, which is the highest honor an army unit can receive. Our living quarters are a far cry from our homes in Fort Dodge. We live in little “Bashas” with thatched roofs. My room mate and I have ours fixed up with rugs, chairs, tables, and anything else we can find.”

S/Sgt. R. A. Johnson, New Guinea, “Sgt. Alfred Jensen from home is here with me in this squadron, in fact he is also a radio man in communications section with me. Many are the evening bull-sessions around our nightly pot of coffee (we stand in good with the cooks) that we have talked of nothing but the old home town and the places we are going to visit when we get back there in the not too distant future (we hope). So far, our main work up here has been to get our squadron area into liveable stages. To do this we’ve had to dig so many ditches that in comparison Holland is practically a desert, haul sand for roads and walks, build various buildings out of native lumber which is in the nearby jungles. We have things pretty well in hand now though, we have a short-wave radio that gets the U. S. Programs from Frisco, a phonograph with about two dozen records. You've no idea how tiresome “The Wabash Cannon Ball,” “Freight Train Blues,’ and “The Honey Song” can get, but then I guess we should be lucky we've got that. We have built a volley-ball court, a horseshoe court, and there is a river close to the area so we don’t suffer from

lack of exercise, as if ditch digging isn’t enough. There has been a volleyball game every night between the Officers and the Enlisted Men. So far, I’m sorry to say, the Officers have won all. However, there is a long time ahead for us to come back at them. Every now and then we get a visit from the Sons of the Emperor (we call them something else) but they never cause much damage, just keep us on our toes. Our group has a movie every night except Sunday but it either is interrupted by an alert or else it rains, but if we go for two or three nights we can usually see the whole show. You see, there are several other outfits nearby that have shows also, and if we don’t see all of it at one place we just look up and see where it is playing the next night and wrangle a jeep from the motor sergeant and take off.”

Walter F. Swanson, South Pacific, “I am reminded of Fort Dodge quite often on our ship as we have had Tobin meats aboard several times. It takes the good old U.S. A., for good meats as the New Zealand and Ausiralian meats are not so good.”

Pfc. Fauncey Beminio, New Guinea, “Regarding the subject of “the man of the year,” I whole-heartedly agree that the fighting man, who, by the way, is the best this world has ever seen, or probably will ever see, should be nominated “the man of the year” or better yet how about “man of the century”? I don’t know what Uncle Sam would do and I hate to think of it, if he didn’t have his nephews. Although it’s a bit late, but better late than never, I want to wish each and every one of you, of the YLFH, a very happy and prosperous New Year and I hope that all of us can spend the next new year’s eve together. There is a slogan in this area that goes something like this “the Golden Shores in 44” I think we may make it.”

Cpl. Tom Merryman, New Guinea, “I really enjoy reading YLFH. There is only one thing wrong and that is the postmaster doesn’t do an efficient job in getting them to me in order. Guess I’ll have to write to him about it. The last letter from home I received was December 31st so you can plainly see that he has slightly collapsed enroute, Anyway, hope he gets on his feet again and gets a few more to me. Well, I am in New Guinea at the present time in the hospital with a slight back or rib injury. There are a few fellas in this ward with me—most of them are Marines that were at Cape Gloucester. There are none of them that are in very bad shape. As a whole, the fellas are all pretty cheerful around here. One thing we like to comment on is the work of the Red Cross. It really is very excellent. They furnished all of us with cigarettes, (which I don’t smoke), candy, gum, razors, handkerchiefs, and many other small articles. It sure is good to get candy for a change. I probably would have lots of it if I ever get my Christmas and birthday presents from home, but guess they will surprise me on the 4th of July.”

Lt. (j. g.) J. E. Lindstrom, South Pacific, “Business around here is pretty good—for us—I imagine things will pick up before long, too. Right now I’m on watch—00:04 and is nearly time for my relief to show up, so will pipe down for this time. Thanks again for YLFH. They are the most news ever compressed on one page. “Hello” and best regards to all the folks there.”

Cpl. John W. Fischer, Boca Raton, Fla., “Sunday is the day most of us down here take off for the beach with our suits in one hand and a pitsol packin’ mama attached to the other one. But today being an unusually cold day here in Florida, I thought this is the chance I've been waiting for to get a few leters written. I’m going to radar school here in Boca Raton.”

Lt. Robert E. Allen, Orlando, Florida, “I've been commissioned about six months now. Was in charge of the skeet instruction at Kingman, Arizona, Aerial Gunnery School for about six months and then received a commission as a Gunnery Officer. Am now Gunnery Officer for this heavy bombardment Group composed of B-17 and B-24 airplanes. As you probably will remember, I was quite a persistent trapshooter in a semi-professional sort of way before I came into the Army. Was able to capitalize on that ex- perience in a big way. To give you an idea of the sort of work that I’m doing dewn here I’m enclosing a copy of a little booklet on skeet shooting which I wrote for our gunners to study. Tell Eno to stretch one of his runways a little bit and maybe some of us in the Air Corps can visit home once in a while. I had a chance to fly home on one of our B-17’s about two weeks ago but looked up the home town airport in the Airport Directory and discovered that the runways there are about three thousand feet too short to safely attempt a landing in a 17.

And other fine letters came in this week from John Hamann, S 1/c, USCG San Francisco . . . Cpl. Ross Tuel, Jr. , APO New York . . . Pfc. Robert Steyer, England . . . Cpl. Otho Rohr, Victorville, Calif. . . . Cpl. Lester E. Person, APO San Francisco . . . Alva Long, AMM 3/c, Corpus Christi . . . Pvt. Don Richey, APO, New York . . . Pvt. Earl J. Rowley, New Guinea . . . A/C Dale M. Sperry, Pecos, Texas . . . Pfc. Cleo Hanson, Camp Murphy, Fla. . . . Cpl. Gerald Machavec, Camp Butner, N. C. . . . Ens. Isabel Knutson, San Diego . . . Pvt. Earl L. Murphy, Ft. Meade, Md. . . . Pvt. Lester Evans, North Africa . . . T/3 Eugene Carlson, APO New York. (Yes sir, Gene. We'll play that number on the 19th of March—two days after St. Patricks Day and the day after my birthday) . . . Sgt. Melvin Walrod, APO Miami, Fla. . . . Cpl. Lloyd Musselman, India . . . Capt. J. K. Jensen, Shreveport, Ala. . . . Howard Crosby, 5 2/c, Port Hueneme, Calif . . . Nels Klingson, S 1/c, Pensacola, Fla. . . . R. M. Fortney, S 2/c Farragut, Idaho . . . Cpl. Zierke, Hawaii . . . T/S Guy Bosworth, Camp Campbell, Ky. . . . Cpl. Lloyd Larson, Marysville, Calif. . . . Pvt. Francis Fennesay, Davis, Calif. . . . Lt. Edward E. Weiss, APO New York . . . Sgt. Earl R. Larson, India . . . M/Sgt. M. L. “The Old Red Head” Campbell, APO New York . . . Pfc. Karl T. Larson, Iowa City . . . Pfc. Eddie P. Larson, Ft. Dix, N. J. . . . Cpl. Harold Carl, Italy . . . Cpl. George Mickelson, England . . . A. M. Skophammer, H A 2/, FPO San Francisco . . . Pfc. Arthur A. Hamann, Salina, Kansas . . . Pfc. Bernard Loth, Camp Crowder, Mo. . . . Lt. Delbert E. Williamson, England . . . Pvt. Bill Day, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands . . . Pfc. Robert Dobmeier, Camp Butner, N. C. and A/C Robert O. Highland, Chander, Ariz.

So long everyone. It’s been grand hearing from you. Write when you can, Good luck and God bless you. We'll be back again next week.

Your home town correspondent,

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