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 Letter to wife Lil [9/12/45]

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bunk in the new barracks, 422. (We were just informed this afternoon that we'll probably have to move from this barracks in a day or two!!)

Anyway, I rushed to chow & back since the Batt. Lieut. said we could have our liberty cards at 12:30. Then at that time we were further told that if we wanted liberty, we'd have to clean & swab the old barracks & sesure [?] it. We were plenty peeved - all dressed up & ready to leave. We did clean up the place in a half-ass fashion but didn't get the cards until{l} about 1:30. Then two other boys & I scooted down to the Main Gate just in time to be among the very last to be signed up for the jobs.

After that we waited for the company bus - California Packing Corps., handling Del Monte products. It brought us to the plant at San Jose, about 35 miles from Shoemaker. We were signed up for the night shift & had plenty of time to eat in the plant's cafeteria - had a good mail at ^a very reasonable price. I finally got started on the job about 6:45 p.m. It was quite an interesting experience, the first time I've ever worked in a factory. All night long there was that

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 Letter to wife Lil [9/12/45]

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