Bugs Are Biting

Wednesday 20 September 1944,  8:25 AM

Good morning Sweetheart,

          Did you sleep well?  I read the August Reader's Digest until midnight and then turned the light out.  I had hardly closed my eyes when it was 7:00 AM and time to get up again.  It seems the bugs were biting again last night.  We all have a few welts to show for the attack but they must have just taken little nips out of me because I slept right on through.

          So you've got nothing to do at night but bathe and stay clean.  Well I shower at least once every day because I have to.  I perspire so much that I'd probably smell to high heaven if I didn't.  I hasn't rained much here during the day but it rains every night and when I come out on deck in the morning everything is wet and fresh looking.

          My love, I'm going on liberty today.  Will check the proofs of my photos, look around some more for those books you mention and then?  Bye my Sweet, till tonight.

Loving you more & more.



Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart
U.S.S. Ocelot
F.P.O. San Francisco