January 4th 1942

Raid number 4. Bombs over Cheney at 1:30. Had a bath in the week old water at the quarters – pretty dirty. By now any sense of accountability was long gone. A detachment of Marines were in possession of a brand new 3/4 ton truck which they had no doubt “liberated” from its owner in Manila. During an air raid they abandoned it and one of my corporals (Hall) “borrowed” it for the duration. It served us well. Was shot out from under us several times and finally died a hero’s death. Of this more later.