[Letter] 1944 January 15, New Guinea [to] Doc Stoughton

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Title

[Letter] 1944 January 15, New Guinea [to] Doc Stoughton

Subject

Papua New Guinea
United States Armed Forces Institute

Description

Scheiper writes of life in New Guinea and tells how he spent the recent holidays. He is taking a course through the Armed Forces Institute at the University of California. Plans to take as many courses as possible and hopes to return to Wagner after the war.

Creator

Scheiper, Caspar Alfred

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

1/15/1944

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

Scheiper1

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Text

New Guinea,
January 15, 1944

Dear Doc Stoughton,
Here I am sitting at a writing table in the Education building here in New Guinea. This is the second place I've been in New Guinea. The first place was almost a Garden of Eden, with it's beautiful, shady, coconut palms. We lived in tents at both places and write often in our tents by candle light. Christmas was very impressive in New Guinea, with our Chapel Service, turkey dinner and Red Cross

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package. New Years morning I spent on detail and the afternoon in bed with a terrific headache, result of a dizzy spell.
The trip over was wonderful. We had daily morning and evening devotional Services and our Sunday Chapel Services. The Boat was Dutch and was as "clean as a whistle." The Transport Chaplain in cooperation with the Army Special Service gave us much to enjoy ourselves with.
I've registered with the University of

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California in Berkely, Cal. thru the Armed Forces Institute, for a course in Elementary French. I plan on taking as much as I can. I think that it is a great oportunity for servicemen. It's too bad more don't take advantage of the opportunity.
I guess Wagner is practially empty of men, especially those I know. News from both theatres of war is very good, and lifts up my morale much. I now have become optomistic and expect a fairly easy return

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to Wagner.
Words are lacking to complete this page, so I'll close with Best Wishes to all the faculty, the Wagner Student Body, and you and your family.
As always
Your ever faithful student,
Caspar

Pvt. Caspar A. Scheiper
42127945 1st Platoon 282nd Repl. Co.
17th Bn. APO 711 c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, California

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Scheiper1.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Scheiper, Caspar Alfred, “[Letter] 1944 January 15, New Guinea [to] Doc Stoughton,” Wagner College Archives and Special Collections, accessed October 2, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16355.