Arrived in Leyte/Memorial Day


This blog, Dearest Eleanor, is being reposted at http://wwiinavydentist.blogspot.com  WWII Navy Dentist tells Gil's story from the beginning and includes additional memorabilia and photos. 

Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart
U.S.S. Ocelot, F.P.O. San Francisco
Monday 28 May 1945, 10:00 PM
Dearest Eleanor,
          Awoke this morning and the sea was as smooth as glass.  Thank goodness it was overcast or this would have been a hot day.  As it turned out it was comfortable.
          Took care of several patients this morning and even saw two after lunch.  The rest of the day I spent around on deck, the navigation bridge, and the signal bridge.
          The place we are at now should provide a more interesting liberty than our last stopover.  Here's hoping.
          The movie tonight was "Crime Incorporated" a new picture and quite good.  It starred Leo Carrillo, Martha Tilton and others.  We also had a couple of shorts.
          Tomorrow I'm hoping for a big stack of mail. I mustn't be disappointed.  Gosh it's been just I few days since I last heard from you and it seems like weeks.
          Nothing more that's new or different.  Please don't worry about me.  I'm as safe here as I have been ever since I left the states.
          Goodnight Sweet, I'll see you in my dreams.  Love and kisses to all my three girls.
Yours as ever,
Gil