Smith Letter from James, 3 Jun 1945
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James tells about encounters with the Japanese. He asks about Franks watermelon patch and would like to have some food made by Dorothy. He has gotten some fresh vegetables which is nice after eating dehydrated food. He talks of changes at home and how lucky he has been during the war. He is on an island where there are monkeys as big as dogs. They were on patrol and heard jabbering. They got ready to ambush the Japanese but it turned out to be the monkeys. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October 1945 during World War II. The letters are from 8 different family and friends serving overseas.