January 9, 1945 U.S. Sixth Army invades Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in the Phillipines.
Henri C. Romieux, SK1c V-6 USNR
USS JOHN LAND AP-167
c/o Fleet P.O.
San Francisco, Calif.
MARY GARNER, SK2c
C/o SUPPLY OFFICE
U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION
16 January, 1945
Again just a few lines in a hurry just to let you know all is fine by me. Have received no mail for quite a while now so that makes it difficult to write - because I can't even have your questions to answer. So far I have received one Christmas package - a good book - "Barbary Coast" from a chum of mine in Minneapolis - But then I have something to look forward to - just think of all the mail I'll have all at one time- maybe.
Well, dear I suppose by now you have been home and are back to the old grind again. I sure am anxious to hear all about the vacation.
Did I tell you that our Supply Officer was finally relieved- ha had had his orders a long long time ago. Believe we are lucky because the new one seems to be a swell fellow too and quite easy to get on with.
I have lots to say but I guess it will have to keep for a while anyway.
Please excuse the pencil- but I am down in one of the storerooms writing this and the movie is going on just a deck above- so I can't go thru and get my pen. Oh yes we have movies most every nite in the hero's mess hall, but I seldom go- You know I never was a movie hound anyway.
Mary I think of you a lot and hope we can see each other again soon. keep your chin up and write often-please-
No I did not get that letter you intended for your brother, but I am looking forward to it.