Dec. 6, 1941

Received my checks from US yesterday; did not get released today as expected; many soldiers left this past week for the states as convalescents; also many of the soldiers in here are just homesick kids who have been badly brought up, the good food given here is in fact too good for many of them who would rather have ice cream and cokes than real food. They sure will be up against the real thing if war comes.