[V-Mail] May 11 [to] Dr. Stoughton

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Title

[V-Mail] May 11 [to] Dr. Stoughton

Subject

United States. Army. Infantry Division, 7th
Okinawa-ken (Japan)

Description

Wishes Stoughton well in his new position and writes of his activities with a rifle company currently in Okinawa.

Creator

Lange, Roland

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Lange3

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To: Dr. Clarence C. Stoughton
President, Wagner College
Grymes Hill
Staten Island
New York
From: P.F.C Roland Lange 35849426
Co.E. 17th Inf. U.S.A. APO #7
c/o P.M. San Francisco, Cal.
11 May
Dear Dr. Stoughton,
We have not received any mail for three weeks, but I trust that God has kept you well. By the time you receive this note, you will be preparing to leave for your new work. My very best wishes Dr. Stoughton!
At present I’m with a rifle company of the 7th Division (APO #7) on Okinawa Shima. The part of the island that hasn’t been laid waste is very beautiful, far more so than the Hawaiians or Marshalls. The climate is temperate but the nights are quite chilly.
The 7th is a veteran outfit having been in the Aleutians, the Hawaiians, the Marshalls, and the Philippines.
We are back for a few days rest now. Hot food, sleep, blankets, and a chance to fight back at the cooties that make us look as tho we had the measles. I have the combat infantry badge, earned partly I suspect, for scratching so many lice to death. At any rate, my education as a chemist came in handy, and was able to stand the stench at the front better than the other men!
Please give my fondest regards to Mrs. Stoughton, Jeanne, and frisky Donald.
Yours very sincerely,
Roland

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Lange3.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Lange, Roland, “[V-Mail] May 11 [to] Dr. Stoughton,” Wagner College Archives and Special Collections, accessed May 17, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16330.