My Life in the Service

The diary of Levi Chapiewsky

Feb 11-15, 1945

with 2 comments

11th Sun.
Back in camp today. Still feel pretty shaky. Met the Carlos Vander Tolosa, movie producer in the Philippines. Knows the Padillo family really well. He is the first white man I have met here.

12th and 13th
On an emergency ferry job again. Our bridge was blown out by Jap artillery and another company put up a new bridge. We made our rafts and stood by in case this one would be blown out too.

14th Wed.
Back in camp again. Feel so damn tired. Wrote a letter home. Japs still filtering through and units all around us are having trouble with them. They are being killed off as fast as they show up.

15th Thurs.
Went down to the Padillos tonite. Pollack, Rangar, Lt. Birk and myself. Sure had a nice feed [? illegible]. Fried eggplant, tomatoes, fish, comoties [wild sweet potatoes?] and bananas. The women feed the men. Some deal. Received 12 letters today.

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Written by mylifeintheservice

June 9, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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  1. Comoties = wild sweet potatoes (camote, kamote), I think…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato

    Sounds like a very nice feed indeed. :)

    jen

    June 10, 2011 at 9:16 am


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