August 29, 1944

I think the changes are about over now and that things will remain somewhat stabilized until the policy is changed by Manila, I am still "qtrs" and am getting B¹, from the dispensary daily for vitaminesis. We currently have billets in Snug Harbor but my compatriot is working part of the time -- "qtrs" other..

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August 28, 1944

Last night there was shooting in Molo (a suburb of Iloilo) and also in Tanza, near the beach, where the clubhouse “Treasure Island” is located. The “Indians” came in strong and attacked both places. The P.C. (Philippine Constabulary soldiers under the Japanese, all of whom are Filipinos) are quartered in the clubhouse (“Treasure Island”). The..

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Aug. 26, 1944

I woke with diarrhea and then had bad chills, one after another. My hands and upper lip were numb, ears filled and cracking. I crawled into the dugout with my blanket and pillow, unable to eat the poorly cooked rice, feeling as though part of me had stopped working, wanting only to close my eyes..

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August 22, 1944

The prices of commodities continue to soar. Rice is now 50 Pesos a ganta (about 2 lbs.), mongo beans about 45 Pesos a ganta. One small chicken is 25 Pesos ($12.00) and one egg is 2 Pesos ($1.00). A cup and saucer costs 40 Pesos ($20.00) ad one medium size platter is 35 Pesos ($17.00)...

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