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 Letter to wife Lil [10/14/43]

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about it! And finally the dog tags--which everyone gets after all the injections are taken. That dog tag seems to symbolize home-going, liberty, and actual acceptance into the Navy. For days everyone talked about when he was going to get his dog tag. Now we have it. It feels strange to have something tied around one's neck. I'd rather have my wife!

This is now our fifth week at Sampson--and only 18 days to go--and everyone is eagerly anticipating that date, Nov. 2nd. Incidentally, re: your meeting me at the station, I'm afraid that is out because no information, as I understand it, will be disclosed about our train; since it is considered a troops train, it won't be listed at the railroad. Then again it may be very late--who knows?--chances are that we'll get in between 4 & 6 P.M. But I think it's better for you to stay home & save yourself a good deal of trouble.

Received your package--glad to get my bag--also the clips & mints.

Love

Irv

(From your description, I don't think the pictures are spoiled).

P.S. 0745 (AM)--Am now waiting in the dispensary for a check-up--feel much better--I am put in charge of keeping the would-be patients in line until 0800.

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