WWII;Charles E. Tumidajski;U.S.S. Pinkney
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A.P.C. CHAS. E. TUMIDAJSKI-USN
c/o F.P.O. SAN FRANCISCO
22 JUNE 1944
THE BRYANT SERVICE CLUB
c/o BRYANT COLLEGE
Dear Members of the Bryant Service Club--
Now that I am somewhat squared away on my new ship the Pinkney, I am able to write you one and all and say thanks for your kind consideration and thoughtfulness in sending me cigarettes which were most appreciated and I might add, just my brand.
Since the last time that I have written you, a few items of not have happened to me in that I was transferred to a Naval Supply Depot in Hawaii after being advanced to Chief Petty Officer, since the authorized compliment [sic] of my former destroyer did not call for the rating. Upon serving at the Supply Depot for about three months, my recommendation for promotion to the rank of Warrant Officer was acted upon favorably in Washington, so here I am back at sea, this vessel being a combined hospital and troopship, minus nurses though, darn it. I finally managed to find the ship after a long interesting though uneventful trip by patrol bomber and might say that the duty is very good. However very much unlike the battleship & destroyer Navy I have been accustomed to.
In conclusion thanks also for the Easter V-Mail letter. Such gestures give us the will and desire to keep punching and thus hasten our eventual goal--Most Sincerely--"Charlie"
Chas. E. Tumidajski
Gen'l. bus. '40