H. Beaber - At Los Banos, Philippines - Sunday, August 13, 1944

During the week, I do not feel like writing - too busy. But on Sunday, with not so much to occupy my mind and hands, my thoughts turn to friends and home so I write as if I were talking to you all.

It is raining again and the camp is a mess. There is a shortage of water in the pipes and hundreds of pails of water must be carried daily, for use in the kitchen and bathrooms.


Willie, Leo, and I, with five other men, are to make up a patrol for night duty - just here in the camp. We have been given sawali to enclose our sleeping quarters also a special light. We have not started to patrol yet. It will be mostly to look for fires and to be on duty of anyone is wanted in a hurry!

We keep well. The dysentery scare is mostly over but several cases are still in the hospital.