World War II;Donald J. Mullen;John Renza;U.S.S. Ocelot;Wake Jennings;Louie Metaxes;Appleby;Richards

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Robert R. Raynor, S 1/c
U.S.S. Ocelot
c/o F.P.O.
San Francisco, Calif.
Aug. 27, 1944

Dear John,

I really meant to answer your letter long before this but it seems that I never did get around to it. Thanks a lot for sending Shirley Dyer’s address. I saw her a couple times. Thanks also for giving my name to the Service Club. However I haven’t heard from them yet.

Don Mullen is an Ensign now. I haven’t heard from him for a couple of months so I don’t know what he’s doing.

Wake Jennings had a tough break. He got bounced from O.C.S. with only a week or so to go. He’s now a Pfc. – somewhere in the South Pacific. He’s engaged to a girl he met in Providence – says they will be married next time he gets home, wants me to be best man if I’m around at the time. Louie Metaxes is an aerial gunner in Florida.

Things are about the same with me except that I’m no longer in the States. Not much I can write about.

Tell Appleby and Richards I was asking for them. Also remember me to your mother and Mac. I hope to visit school and see you all when I get home again. Write again when you can. I’ll always be glad to hear from you and get news from the school.

Best to you,

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