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 Letter to Helen [9/26/41]

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a long list of those eligible for transfer, my name among them. You could say 'yes' or 'no.' You would like to be transferred but had no choice where. I put "yes," thinking Norfolk would be nice than I began to think of Kodiak and that wasn't so nice, so I put no. *But* that still is not the whole story. About the only 3rd class men who are getting their transfers are the black sheep who have already got themselves something of a rep with the commanding officer. The way to do that is to get {lick} liquored up in town, get into a fracas, talk back to the shore patrol and get thrown into the brig. So you have the ironic situation of being a hell raiser and getting what you want in the way of transfers while the sober and steadier men haven't a chance. So the moral is 'if you want a transfer don't think to get it by being a model sailor.'

I want oaly [sic] one print of each of the Mosgaard pictures. Some were sent to me in Norfolk last summer but I mislaid them

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