[V-mail addressed to Ralph N., Richmond, California. Return addressed to E.R.G., C.M. 3/C, 55th Battalion, Company D, Platoon 4, c/o FPO San Francisco, California. Envelope postmarked 25 June 1944 at 10 p.m.]
June 24 – 44
Dear Ralph –
About a week ago we finally arrived at our new destination so at last I can start catching up on my mail. Of course the censors don’t allow us to tell where we are but I will say it’s not a bad spot although we are right up in there this time. Plenty of air activity and I’m glad it’s mostly on our side. Enjoying that good old jungle life again (ahem) and it seems we are kept busier than ever. Hope this turns out to be our last job, then home. It was nice hearing about the second front and now the big naval battle out this way. It all helps to end the war sooner. Haven’t heard from Harry, don’t know if he is up this way or not. Mail service is terrible but no doubt will improve soon. Hope this finds you okay and your mother feeling better.