Saturday, February 7, 2009
About Letter 13
Bill and company spend an hour performing close order drill in the snow wearing gas masks, followed by a trip into a chamber filled with tear gas. The men are lectured on various types of gas and made to walk through a cloud of phosgene. The afternoon is spent in Judo training. Camp Abbot weather takes a dramatic turn. After a night when it “snowed out of a clear sky”, morning breaks to bright sunshine revealing “The Bachelor”, a large extinct volcano shining brightly 20 miles to the west.