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June '45

 

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LEYTE GULF FOR REPLENISHMENT, REHABILITATION, RECREATION, AND WINNING THE PHILIPPINE LIBERATION RIBBON -- WITH A BEER BOTTLE CAP AS A STAR. OSMENA, TACLOBAN, SAN ANTONIO, MACARATA, AND JINAMOC. LIBERTY PARTIES; LONG, SLOW TRIPS IN THE LCT. UNDER A BROILING SUN, FOR A FEW CANS OF BEER AND A SWIM -- BUT WE ALL WENT. SOUVENIRS -- SHELL BEADS AND COOLIE HATS, JAP INVASION MONEY AND ONE SAMURAI SWORD. AN EXCHANGE VISIT WITH MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES. USO SHOWS ON THE HANGER DECK WITH FEMALE ENTERTAINERS WHO ROCK THE AUDIENCE MERELY BY WALKING ON AND OFF THE STAGE; AND, A FEW GOOD MOVIES FOR A CHANGE. SUNBATHING, BASKETBALL, AND SACKTIME -- ALL THAT WONDERFUL SACKTIME.

   
 

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