How not to talk to a General

Saturday, Nov.4, 1944

Daddy has started a new tradition: Mommy writes all the weekday and Sunday letters but he writes a long one on Saturday to give her a rest. “Something is going to happen around here but no-one knows what it is,” Daddy reported today, “The Colonel tells me that the General told him that 2 men are too many in the dispensary. The Colonel told the General that he didn’t know what he was talking about, which is the wrong thing to tell a general under any circumstances. So now one of us will be changed to another job, though we will probably both stay at this post. The Colonel tells me that it is unusual for a man to be transferred off the post until he has been here at least 18 months. I certainly hope so.” What can happen in 18 months? Well, today the Russians hurled the Nazis back in Budapest but Admiral reported that a Japanese bombing raid damaged several ships of the US 3rd Fleet.

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