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Pvt. Lorraine J. Turnbull USMCWR
22nd Trg. Bn. Bks 108, Co B-2
Recruit Depot, Camp Lejeune
New River, N. C.
Miss Jean Turnbull
3009 N. Highland Blvd.
United States Marine Corps
New River, North Carolina
The favorite saying around here is: letters! when the hell do you find time to write ‘em? And that’s about the size of it.
Today we got our physicals and when I say they were thorough that’s just what I mean. We got two shots & a vaccination—I can hardly move my arms & they sure hurt.
This morning we had our first inspection of the barracks. Our platoon only got one demerit & that was for a wash rag which was hung wrong. Tomorrow & every Sat. we have Captains insp. so tonight we had G. I.-party. Which is really not a party, but ya work like a dog. Swabbing decks, dusting, polishing brass and getting the place in order & I do mean in ORDER. They sure are perticular [sic].
Tonight right after chow I was on work detail—we had to clean a class building. To let you know how well we have to do it—5 or 6 work on one class room for over 45 minutes.
I’ve polished my shoes tonight & now I hate to have to wear them.
Gotta sign off now—lights out soon & I’ll have to hit the deck.
P. S. We got a winter hat. Gods, it’s cute. Only one girl in the Pl. has had a letter so give.
Recommended CitationTurnbull, Lorraine, "Letter Written by Lorraine Turnbull to Jeanne Turnbull dated December 17, 1943" (1943). Turnbull, Lorraine. Paper 5.