World War II;George Triffley Matros
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UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET
LITTLE CREEK, VA.
March 27, 1943
Your letter of March 15th arrived last week and it sure gave me a great deal of pleasure to receive it.
It has been quite some time since I last heard from the good old School.
I have been in the Service since August, and have been stationed here in Virginia since Oct. 10, 1942. I’ve been connected with this Amphibious Force ever since International Business Machines such as Tabulator, Interpretor [sic], Reproduce and key Punch, which is somewhat like an electric typewriter. You see we make all report of Changes for this Amphibious Training Program for this Eastern Seaboard.
You may know what this Force did a few months ago over in Africa, well you see just what our Commando’s are doing. Our men are being trained for Land, Sea + Air Combat Fighting. I sure whish I could tell you more about [?] this Base, but I know you will understand.
Since coming to Virginia I met a number of Bryant men in the same branch of the Service and we sure had some good old talks of our College days.
I want to thank you and all the members of your Service Club for sending me this letter and not only myself but for those boys who can’t write and tell you there where abouts. Please continue in doing this good work.
George T. Matros Yeo
IBM Department Bldg I
ATB Little Creek, VA