April 1, 1945 The final amphibious landing of the war occurs as the U.S. Tenth Army invades Okinawa.
Henri C. Romieux, SK1c, V-6 USNR
USS John Land (AP-167)
C/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, Calif.
Mary Garner, SK2c, USNR
C/o U.S. Naval Air Station
Somewhere at Sea
1 April 1945
Please again excuse the long delay in my writing to you but really it could not be helped, cause the letter would not have gotten off anyway.
There actually is not much to write about. I have not had a bit of mail for almost six weeks now so I can't even answer questions you may have asked me.
The last letter I had from my Mother she said she would likely leave Montreal the first of March- stop a short time at her nieces in Ontario and then go to Minneapolis for a visit with my Aunt that lives in St Paul. After that she figured on going to Tulsa to stay with my brother for a couple of months.
Had a quiet Easter Sunday today. We have a Catholic Priest for a Chaplain- so had high mass this afternoon- which really was a nice ceremony and very well attended. Outside of that I spent the balance of the day sleeping and reading mystery stories of which I have become quite fond of reading lately.
Well dear I suppose it is just about getting nice weather back home. How I wish I was there with you at this moment. Well some of these days may be near the end of the year that may be a fact.
Well have to say goodbye for today- what do you hear from your brother in France?
Write soon and keep your chin up.
Loads of love Henri