Sgt Roman F. Klick 36620923
HS 1393 Engr APO 709
c/o PM San Francisco, California
8 July 1944
TO BE FILED: BOB HESSER'S LETTER OF 6-30-44
"Dear Roman: Received your letter and was glad to hear that you are moving around a little as I suppose it gets monotonous staying in one place all the time.
I had quite an experience the other day when my car caught on fire. It looked like the whole car was going up in flames. It seems I had a short in the automatic choke and my carburetor sprung a leak so when I stepped on the starter it must have ignited the gas. I was running around looking for something to put it out and there was nothing I could lay my hands on. Fortunately a lady came on the porch so I had her call the Fire Dept. They sure came in a hurry. After checking up, the damage was not so bad. A couple of hoses burnt and the fuel pump melted and the carburetor had to be fixed. Altogether I felt pretty lucky.
Since I last wrote you I had a few games of chess. I lost 4 games to one fellow I usually beat 4 out of 5 and on two other occasions I lost 5 games. I guess I'm getting lousy.