Monday, March 15, 2010
About Letter 199
The "Jerries" are being let out of the camps by the thousands. Bill is irked because the officers are allowed to carry pistols and every 50th enlisted man can carry a rifle. With disgust he exclaims, "Sometimes I wonder why the hell I fought." He makes an interesting find, a leather change case on a vacant lot. It contains a variety of interesting coins dating to 1624. The war news tells of the B-29 bombing of Yokohama. Rumors of redeployment are rife but the men are told that "we may be here for a long time."