Sgt Roman F. Klick 36620923
HS 1393 Engr APO 709
c/o PM San Francisco, California
8 July 1944
TO BE FILED: A LETTER TO PAT: 7 JULY 1944.
You sure did make me a happy person today for I received not just one, but two letters from you. You just can't imagine how glad I am to receive your letters.
Yes, I had noticed that the letters, at least the V-mail did come addressed to New Caledonia instead of to this island.
The two pictures you mentioned as having seen a few weeks ago are both here on the island but neither "Pin Up Girl" or "See Here, Private Hargrove" have come to our theater as yet. We did see a very good picture two nights ago. It was "The Song of Bernadette" with Jennifer Jones. Did you see that picture? Within a week or two we are going to see "Standing Room Only" and "The Adventures of Mark Twain" --- both of them have received good write-ups.
The best entertainment of all, however, was the night a group of Concert Stars visited our area and ran thru their entire repertoire for us. There were five members to the group, among them being three vocalists, two men and a woman, a pianist and a violinist. Most of them had been former Metropolitan Opera stars or Individual Concert Guest Artists and you can bet they put on what was probably the very best stage show we have heard or seen during all the time in the army. The selections they chose ran all the way from "The Lord's Prayer" thru "Pagliacci" to "Besa Me Mucho". However, just describing their performance by mere words doesn't do them justice for the ovation they received for their numbers was tremendous.
By the way, Pat, believe it or not, but right at this time I can well appreciate the trouble you went thru with the house work. Since we have been living in these barracks and our office is in a similar building, we know what it is to have a regular "weekly get-together" to pitch in and clean the place from top to bottom and from door to door. Each one of us jokes about our specialty in this barracks-cleaning-proposition and mine has turned out to be Cleaner of the Screens and General Duster.
I'm writing this letter during the noon hour and the time is just about up now. I'll write again soon.
NOTE: THE ABOVE LETTER WAS HAND-WRITTEN IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM.