Leyte: November 25, 1944

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and, believe it or not, we had roast chicken. There was plenty and it was delicious. Except for the dehydrated potatoes cooked in chlorinated water, the meal was very satisfying . . .

To tell you the truth, I haven’t had much time to worry about you and the kid. That is one advantage of being in combat. You are so busy with the problem of staying alive and healthy that the day is fairly well occupied, and the time passes very rapidly.