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Letter from Seaman 1st Class Robert A. Feiberg, United States Navy, to Reverend John E. Elbert. Mon. May 15th. [1944] Dear Sir: Just thought that it was time I wrote again. Have been neglecting my letter writing for sometime. I just received a bundle of mail transferred here from Great Lakes & now I'll have to spend a few nights answering them. I've been down here in Va. now for two or three months. Have been put into the Amphibian Force, which consists largely of landing barges. Pretty dangerous work when you once get over-seas. Our motto is "Getting 'em ashore". Have gone through quite a bit of training which included a two week training cruise on an L.S.T. [Landing Ship Tank] of the type I'll be on. Have just about finished our training here & will be transferred shortly to Pittsburgh, Penn. where we'll pick up our ships. Have been in the south now for quite sometime & haven't seen much of that so called "Southern Hospitality". They can send me back across the Mason-Dixson line & it wouldn't make me made at all. Have been treated fairly good in the Lutheran U.S.O. here in Norfolk but outside of that people don't even notice you around. Nothing like the mid-west where the people really go out of their way to help a serviceman. I'd like to thank you for sending me the "Messenger" & the other church literature. I'd like to have you know that your time isn't wasted & that your efforts are appreciated. Well I guess that's about all for the present. Still trusting in the Lord & praying every night that soon will all be home for good. Yours truly, "Bob"
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