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Dear Philp,
Sorry we could'nt bring in the New Year togather as we planed but as you can see the eneveable has happened here is your good friend Pat aboard an Esso tanker bound for Texas (Harbor Island) then back to New York. Thats all Ill be doing for the next three months Just back and forth than I go on a months paid vacation (soft hun) three months vacation with pay a year My position on the ship is Fireman Watertender which is very simple as long as you know what your doing The time is four Bells which is 4 am in the morning I just got off watch and though I let you know what has transpired since we last saw each other that reminds me Thank You for the gifts they were wonderful.
Got a letter from Tony last week and he is fine he had
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