Thursday, January 1, 2009
About Letter 1
For induction 18 year old William W. Taylor, Jr. left his home in North Hollywood, California and was sent to Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California. In this, his first letter home he is already griping about the food. He describes a total blackout and notes the absurdity of a blackout on the base while the shipyards below (of San Pedro) "are so lit up that it seems like day!"