Letter from James Wright to his parents, September 16, 1945
U.S.N. Receiving Station
Navy #140 c/o F.P.O.
San Francisco, Calif.
16 September 1945
Well! I’m still here. So far it looks as if I’ll be here for a long time longer. Today the executive officer of N.A.B. came on the radio and told all the men on this island to not get impatient; but that we would be home in 3 or 4 months. So --- ! At least I still have my orders; but no telling when I’ll get a chance to use them.
Hope you are all well. I’m expecting to get a letter from you folks on or about the 29th of this month if I’m still here (that’s allowing 14 days each way since I wrote that I expected to be here for a while longer). I’m well and manage to keep happy; but it is hard to keep the time occupied when we have to stay within sound of P.A. system “on call” for working parties or for that ever-hoped-for “transportation”!
All for now –
Lots of love
From the Papers of James Wright, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command