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 Letter to wife Lil [7/21/44]

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and stowing away clothes. I even spent about an hour putting my gear in proper shape. All my own clothing & odds & ends--as well as dirty wash-I shoved into my furlough bag & stowed it away in the office.

Remember this was my first 1st inspection in 10 mos. in the Navy--my first ^inspection with my being present personally to be inspected. And did I get it! As Walkins would say facetiously "I'm in a jam" (nothing serious).

It was a *cool* but sunny *afternoon*. We lined up in two ranks, each facing the other--and in various barracks streets: the officer dentists, the Waves, yeomen, shore patrolmen, etc. My particular group was near the beginning. The bugler blew ^the bugle^--the almighty procession of gold braid began (as previously

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