Feb. 22, 1945
[APO 980 was Adak Island, Alaska from Aug. 3,
1942 to July 8, 1950]
How are you? Everything is going all
right here. I have a little over 2 months to do then think I will be back
in th States. I wouldn't be surprised by what there is some jobs in the
Philippines and So. Pacific by then so keep your ears open and see what you can
find out. I will try and come down and see you when I get back. How
do you like your job by now? Had a letter from a timer who worked for me
here. He is in Inyokern, Calif. out in the Mojave desert. I had a
letter from Delphia and she hasn't heard from Carl for some time. I am
going to write dad a letter. He never answered the last one I wrote him.
Guess I'll have to bawl him out.
Well good luck to you and drop me a few lines
and let me know how you are doing. So long.
Envelope: from - Loren W. Smith, G. F. A Co.,
A.P.O. 980 Unit #2, P.M. Seattle, Wash.; postmarked - U.S. Army Postal Service
980 Feb. 23, 1945; to - Mr. Payton J. Smith, San Francisco (2X), Calif.
(forwarded to 1212 Hawes St., 1490); censor - Passed by Army Examiner, Base