Manvil Lien writes from overseas
Feb. 10, 1945
This is the first time I have written to you and I'm sorry I have
not thanked you for the paper I am getting. The papers you send me are
just like getting letters from home. No kidding.
I have been away from
good old Kennebec for two years and 18 months of that time I have spent
overseas and I think I'll have to spend 12 more over here. During that
time I worked six months with the South Pacific Daily News office in New
I have seen action on Guam. The rest of the time I have been on
several other islands which I can't tell. The Island I am on now is
alright after we built our camp up. It was a lot of work though.
I left Donald Armstrong at New Caledonia and haven't seen him since.
All the time I've been in the service I haven't seen anybody from home.
I very seldom see a white woman and when I do they are Red Cross women
I am a clerk for our company now. I help another clerk here in the
office. I had a good suntan before I came into this office, but now I'm
losing it. The sun is sure hot and it never gets cold. It rains when you
are not expecting it and you can get wet every time you turn around. I
sure would like to see some of that South Dakota snow for a change.
Well, before I close I'll tell you that I am fine and hope to stay