Think my mug is getting along a lot better. It never was very bad but the main thing was to keep it from spreading. I shaved today. Couldn’t stand it any longer. Soon as I got through I daubed myself again. I looked at my razor blades and all those blades you gave me have rust spots on them. Sure hate like hell to throw them away but really should. Can’t understand how the water got through the wrappers but it did. It was so damp on the island [Amchitka] that everything was wet. Guess I’ll get some more blades. Criminy, I got enough to last six months of these blades.
Close and Ernie and Lee went to town tonight. I’m all by my lonesome, kid. Maybe Kelly will come over after while. He’s got a pint we might work on.
Took a little hike this morning. Discussed various positions for machine gun and B.A.R. emplacements. Then we came back. Guess we were gone a couple hours. Then I had a detail to finish stenciling on our barracks bags. I gotta get a new one too. This traveling is sure tough on them. Don’t know a bit more about the leaving stuff. When you don’t hear from me you’ll know we’re gone.
Kelly just came in — with his bottle — but there is only = 1/2” in it, the dang hound. Says he’s got another’n tho but won’t break it open. Got a bunch more back mail yesterday too after I wrote you. Got another from you with the Wis. pictures, which were all good, got cards from Sedgewick, Morris’s, and one from Erwin Hanson. I sent the pictures all back to you in two separate envelopes cause they made too big a bundle otherwise.
Well, kid, be good and I’ll see you ‘gain tomorrow. Got another review coming up tomorrow afternoon. Sure love you and miss you.