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Letter from Corporal Donald C. Dobish, 17th General Hospital, to Reverend John E. Elbert. Sept. 6, 1943 Dear Rev. Elberts, I received your letter (via the committee) yesterday and enjoyed hearing from you again. I enjoy reading the messenger because it keeps me posted as to where the boys in service are at. I'm over here in North Africa and trying to see all I can while I'm here. The Army is giving me a swell vacation----abroad! Free of charge too! For the first time since I came into the army, I'm experiencing the headache of rationing, including water. We get articles such as soap, cigarettes, gum, candy, shaving cream, etc., once each week and that's all. I get to church every Sunday when I'm not working and played my accordion with the organ at several services. We had a pleasant crossing when we came over, nice weather all the way. Boy that ocean sure is big! The biggest menace is the mosquitoes, heat and Arabs. The first two speak for themselves and the Arabs, well, they steal everything they get their hands on. Even had my pocket picked for seventy dollars. Live & learn. I hope you'll keep my bench in the balcony dusted off because I intend to sit there again in the near future. As Ever Cpl. Don C. Dobisch
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