WHAT WAS IT LIKE COMING BACK HOME?
Well, I guess I'd better connect this up if I'm going to do so. I was sick in nineteen hundred and forty-five, I believe it was, was in the 24th field general hospital in Michinaw, Burma. They had planned to send me to China, but I complained. I told them I was sick and I didn't want to go to China, 'cause I'd probably be over there another year. And I got ready to leave. I got out of the 24th field general hospital in Michinaw and was put aboard the ship 13th day of December, 1945, and sailed through the Bay of Bengal, through the Gulf of Eden, into the Red Sea, and from the Red Sea to the Gulf of, to the Gulf of Eden, not Eden, Egypt. Came up by Mt. Sinai where the law was given and then sailed out of Mt. Sinai into the Gulf of Port Siad, Egypt, and was in Port Siad, Egypt for a while.