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Letter from Private Clarence C. Thuer, Company L, 149th Infantry Regiment, to Reverend John E. Elbert. Air Mail Letter Aug. 7, 1944 Dear Rev. & Committee, I guess by now you know that I'm in New Guinea. Life is getting pretty rough and rugged. The first week we were here it rained every night. When it rains here it just doesn't kid around about it either. The water came into the tent high enough for our shoes to float. The weather is very hot here although it is cool right now, and it cools off at night so that we have to use both our blankets. The insects aren't altogether pleasant either. A fellow gets pretty used to it though. The food is still good as it has always been since I've been in the Army, which, by the way, is ten months now. Most of the food is dehydrated and comes from Australia. We are being paid in Australian money. They use the English monetary system and it drove me "bugs" for awhile... Your friend and fellow Christian "Stormy" The New Guinea Nightmare
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