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 Letter to wife Lil [9/12/45]

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Wed. 12 Sept. 45

Dearest -

Sorry I didn't write my usual letter to you yesterday but I just didn't get a chance. It was a busy day all around.

First of all, I had planned to go & work yesterday, my liberty day. At 11 am. I was dressed & lined up with the liberty party to receive my liberty card. But the Navy always fouls things up. Our barracks would have to be told to evacuate into other barracks right that moment. They couldn't tell us earlier in the morning. And those of us in the liberty section were told we couldn't leave until 12:30. Meawhile I was anxious to reach the Main Gate early & be signed up with the canning co. Well, for the fourth time I lugged my gear - this time a distance of only 1 average city blocks, but far enough under a hot sun. {Now} The new barracks is still in the same battalion - we're making room for ship's co. men, seamen 2nd, who will be permanent mess cooks. I still have a lower

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