My Life in the Service

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Dec 25, 1945 [Last Post]

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25th Tues. – X-mas
Had a swell dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy, lettuce, celery, cranberries, corn, fruit, minced meat pie, fruit cake, hot biscuits, soup, ice cream, and coffee. Gave out a bag of nuts, candy, etc. and a present. Received a nice leather billfold. Our name is on the board.

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Dec 1-4, 1945

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1st Sat.
At 9:26, just after we had completed the breakfast, the order came that the Gen. Bundy was in stoves [? illegible] to be packed in 1/2 hr. and all tents down, etc. What a hilarious day. Moved to the beach at 1700. Loaded at 1936, hungry as heck. Were fed coffee, bread, fried spuds and fresh hamburgers and gravy. Bunked down in “sick bay” – nice mattress, showers, and everything.

2nd
Tie ropes called up at 0027 and left for sea at 0653. Ate good breakfast but started to get sick at noon.

3rd Mon.
Traveled 362 miles – sick as hell.

4th Tues.
Traveled 863 miles. Feeling better. Got some sea sickness pills and they sure helped. Worked in laundry and did some washing of my own. It is swell down there. Fresh apples to eat and cold.

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August 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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Nov 22-27, 1945

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22- Thanksgiving
In a way this month has gone by quite fast, but individually the day are monotonously long. Today I had the kitchen shift so I am going to write down the day’s menu. Breakfast – 2 fried eggs, bacon, apricots, toast and coffee – 8:00 am. Dinner – Roast turkey, grazy, mashed potatoes, corn, creamed carrots, dressing, pears, bread and jam, cold tea – 2:30 pm. Lunch – 6:00 – Cake (I baked it), soup, bread, coffee. In every sense the meals were good and were appreciated. The day was cloudy with frequent showers.

25th Sun.
The “Marine Carp” pulled in this PM. The 155 Inf. load: Are they a happy bunch.

26th
“Gen. Aultman” and the 124 Inf. left today.

27th
“The Logan”, a converted Liberty, came in tonight. Ours tomorrow I hope.

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Nov 7-11, 1945

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Nov 7 – Wed.
Went back in the kitchen to help out. Greek, Becker and myself. Had ice cream for supper – was that a treat. Target date – 15th.

8th Thurs.
Was told that I had received the Bronze Star.

11th Sun.
Ships taking 31st. At Taloma (Davao) – Imperial (15), Charles Carrol (18), Kota Agoeng (20). At AgusanGen. Aultman (19), Marine Carp (22), Gen. Howze (25), Goodhue (28), Lubock (29).

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July 20-31, 1945

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20th Fri
Rain all day and cold too. Bell got a Red Cross Tel. – his daughter very ill. He is trying to get home. Will he make it??

22nd Sun.
Moved to our permanent area. I am working again with Dunham. Rain.

29nd Sun.
An uneventful week. Received some mail but have been damn disgusted with everything, even with Marine. I guess the folks at home only worry if we will come home in one piece and not the things we are going thru every day. Just what are they sacrificing?

31 Tues.
The end of another month. Weill I lost one of my bets on Japans defeat. Still I feel it is very close to the finish. Received 4 nice letters. Swell weather. Reset our permanent tent and have a damn nice home. Even have a radio.

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July 8-19, 1945

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8 Sun.
Navy was supposed to feed us, but now it is all off and we had to get our kitchen going. Then they threw 51 more men at us, so now it means a total of 91. Veretle and Soie [? illegible] sure taking a screwing on this deal. On our way to Bugoa [maybe Bugcaon?].

10 – Tues
Landed this morning and are camped about 8 miles out of Bugoa. Waiting orders.

13 Friday
Arrived at the Co. at 4:00 and it is a mighty nice feeling. Lots of mail waiting, packages too. Feel OK.

14th
Read letters and straightened out in the tent.

15th Sun.
A nice quiet day. For supper potato salad, fresh pork chops, gravy, apple sauce, bread, cake and coffee. Raining as usual.

16th Mon.
Nice day. Fix flat tire. Cut piling [? illegible].

17th Tues.
3 letters from home – July 3,4, and 5th. Cut piling, finished at noon. No rain for a change.

18th Wed.
Leaving for Del Monte tomorrow.

19th Thurs.
Left Valencia thru MalayBalay, Del Monte and then Bugoa. Dusty as Hell. Saw the show “Patrick the Great.” Was very good.

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June 19-30, 1945

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19th Tues.
The boys are still shuttling trailers.

20th Wed.
Set up a kitchen and I am one of the chief cooks. Busy all day.

21st Thurs.
Fresh steaks today and fresh bred too. Will be getting fat.

22nd Fri.
Fresh butter. Best grub for a long time. Got some beer from the Navy too. Sure am lonesome for a letter from home.

27th Wed.
Drew rations up to July 15. Lt. Birk brought back a bunch of mail. Received my C.A.P. bracelet. Rainy and hot.

30th Sat.
The last of another month. Still taking it easy and eating good.

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July 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm

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