Even chaplains go AWOL here…

Sunday, Nov.19, 1944

Good news from the Pacific: Forces under the command of Vice Admiral John S. McCain attacked Japanese shipping off Luzon. The Philippines are almost free. As for us, never mind what you’ve read about this place in the brochures. Here’s what Daddy has to say: “The camp is something you can’t imagine. The sky is always grey, just as though it’s about to rain, the buildings are all little wooden sheds, no paint, heated by little coal stoves that is always giving off a lot of smoke. And everywhere you look there is mud. It is the opposite of Denver in every way imaginable. They tell me there are worse places down south. They say that this place is so bad though that even the chaplains go AWOL.”

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