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Letter from Seaman 1st Class Robert A. Feiberg, United States Navy, to Reverend John E. Elbert. Dec. 11th 1944 Dear Rev. Elbert, Guess its time I got back on the beam & drop you a line. I'm still receiving your Messenger & your literature & want you to know that they are being appreciated more than ever. Since the last you heard from me I have been around quite a bit. Took part in the Philippines campaign among other things. Have also been in several air raids. We have credit for shooting down one Jap plane & one probable. Saw eleven of the enemy planes destroyed in just a little while one day. Navy gunmen are pretty deadly with their A.A. [anti-aircraft] guns. Spent this afternoon in a native village. It's really quite interesting to walk through & watch the natives. They speak a few words of English. Chiefly "Gimme Smoke" & "Americans good, Jap no-good". They really go for American cigarettes & quite a few fellows trade them for various things. As a whole they are very lazy & their life is fishing & just living. Men are extremely lazy as they just sit around making the women and children do most of the work. Well I guess that's about all for now so will close. Hoping everything is fine back home. Merry Xmas to all. Bye for now. Sincerely yours, Bob Freiberg
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