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 Letter to wife Lil [8/14/45]

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to the news of the {cleb} celebrations in Frisco with apathy & chagrin. After all, we should be celebrating & instead we were just lolling around listlessly & worrying how soon the Navy would release us. When the radio played martial, patriotic music, the boys all called it "shipping on" music - but none felt like signing up for more duty in the Navy. (I just heard radio report that Fiorello [LaGuardia] had granted a 2-day holiday to NY city employees! Am I disappointed!) There's one day I intend to celebrate - when I bring that discharge paper home to the little woman & the little baby! At least if I go overseas now, I won't be shot at & I'll know that the end of my naval career is in sight.

Look at the booklet on Shoemaker. Today was moving day - & the two Sampson boys I travelled with on the train - one a motor machinist & the other a pharm. mate - & I have been dispersed to other battalions. On pg. 8 at the crease you will note where

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 Letter to wife Lil [8/14/45]

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