Letters from the Pacific # 16

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Letter # 16

January 30, 1945

Dear Mom,
Here I am again with not a thing to do so I thought I'd write you another letter.

I don't suppose you mind my continuous writing so I'll keep on.

It's rained quite a bit today and a rain barrel that we have alongside our tent is almost full. We use rain water to wash and shave in so as not to waste drinking water. The mud is starting to get thick again and the walking is very sloppy.

Here's another interesting item. In the first two weeks I was here I only ate three slices of bread. We had no provisions for getting any and still haven't. I was getting a little tired of this so I took matters into my own hands. I went to a Navy battalion and begged a loaf of bread from them. The bread was warm and fresh and really tasted good and you know me when it comes to bread.

My health is really holding up and I feel swell. So far the climate hasn't done me any harm and I hope things will continue as they are. Don't misunderstand me, I still wish I was home. I suppose I have to be patient and I'm resigned to a long stay over here. I figure on eighteen months and it probably will be less. If its only a year I'll be six months to the good.

That's about all for now so I'll say goodbye.

My regards to all

Love Avy

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