Men worked too hard with little or no time to rest. Major Doris and I study Spanish in the evenings when opportunity presents itself. Have been late B sissors with Lt. Duncan, Lt. Swaim and Mr. Bontyre at the Commissary. Commissary prices have skyrocketed eggs. – 25, peanuts 40 – all canned goods 3 to 6 pesos. Beans 65. No more individual quanning by order of Japanese. Japs have been patrolling inside [the] area a lot lately. Caught a thief in my barracks, Col. Zumuklt. Stole cinnamon, baking powder, sugar and 3 pesos. Never would have thought it of him.
Philip H. Meier
Major, U.S. Army, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment, 21st Infantry Division, Philippine Scouts. P.O.W. in Cabanatuan. Perished on the Hell ship Enoura Maru in December, 1944.All Posts