Arrived in Leyte/Memorial Day

This blog, Dearest Eleanor, is being reposted at  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,