H. Romieux, SK1c
NSD, Bar B-1
John Land Detail
March 7 1944
Mary Garner, SK3c USNR
c/0 Naval Air Station
c/o Disbursing Office
Thanks a load for your letter I received last week. Sure is nice of you to write and give me all the news. Hope you are having a better time now with your work at NAS. Don't let it get the best of you-it just isn't worth it. As far as me here, since I put your friend Campbell in his place- he has been going out of his way to be nice to me. Sure can't understand him-nor can anyone else.
My ship goes under commission and I go aboard a week from tomorrow. Expect to stay here loading provisions etc. for about a week then shove off for San Diego in a few days and maybe somewhere we will practice loading troops. Then out to do something-Thank God. Our ship has been changed from AP to APA-which means Amphibious operations with the task force. Really sounds as if I'll be seeing some interesting duty soon. We are ordering all warm weather gear. I know we will go South Pacific way. Just where I wanted to go too.
The weather here the past few days has been perfect-warm and sunny. Feels like a real treat for a change. Hope you are not shivering too much up there in sub-zero.
How is my friend Edwards doing these days-say hello to her. The old man is throwing a pre-comissioning party for the entire crew next Monday. He has invited female Marines for us-sounds good-will let you know all about it later.
Drop me a line again soon please, Love from your old "ship-mate"
How is what your fortune teller forecast for you coming along?