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Lorne April 15th, 1943

Prefabricated Station Hospital Pacific 1943

Prefabricated Station Hospital Pacific 1943

“Dear Mom & Pop,

Ended up at this place a week ago, sick as the devil. Was flown out by plane, but could not appreciate the ride. I am all right now, but will probably be here for a couple more weeks and then go back to my outfit. Write to my old address.

Love,

Lorne”

Lorne March 31st, 1943

Soldiers Taking Quinine Tablets

Soldiers Taking Quinine Tablets

“Dear Mom & Pop,

Just received your box of cigars and it could not have arrived at a more appropriate time. One reason is that it is my birthday today and the other is that I am in the hospital, or at least what passes for a hospital here. I’ve got malaria, but I am on quinine treatment now so I expect to get over it soon.

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Lorne March 31st, 1943

WWII Soldiers Suffering From Malaria

WWII Soldiers Suffering From Malaria

“Dear Folks,

Your gifts came just at the right moment. It’s my birthday and I am in a field hospital with Malaria, so your gifts were doubly appropriate. Thanx lots.

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Lorne March 16th, 1943

Lining up for chow, Guadalcanal

Lining up for chow, Guadalcanal

“Dear Folks,

Got your birthday card. Thanxs. Everything O.K. here. Nothing new to write about. Wish I were home again for a big dinner with all the trimmings. Awfully boring here now. All there is to think about is home and food. We are interrupted once in a while, but it isn’t bad.

Love, Lorne”