36th Day, Jan. 31, 1945

I am spending the day inside the field making purchases—getting things free thru Lt. Parker. Weather conditions are still uncertain. Parker succeeded in talking to the President and made an impression. The President agreed that we work to secure Parker’s detail to his office. After dinner tonight we have been instructed to get ready. After..

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January 31, 1945

There is no Foreign Legion in the American Army. But there is one particular group composed of daring characters who court death and who are sent on missions behind enemy lines. These are the "Rangers". When sent on missions they do not wear the military uniform in order not to be detected by the enemy,..

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31st January 1945

Sometime in the middle of last year it was decided to establish a central bank in the Philippines which would issue "Republic notes", redeem the Japanese military notes, and withdraw them from circulation, and otherwise control and manage Philippine currency. The Republic negotiated Japanese support and ordered the printing of a five-billion-peso issue, a good,..

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35th Day, Jan. 30, 1945

Pres. Osmeña arrives early this morning with Gen. Romulo and Col. —————. We meet in church. We have a talk and agree that I return to the Phil. We are supposed to leave at midnight tonight. I go back this morning to see Elma. We talk things over again. Instead of going to San Francisco..

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Jan. 30, 1945

We lie on the bed or sit on Daddy’s while he draws plans for our ideal house in Baguio or Shenandoah Valley. There is no food to prepare, no books to read, no strength for anything, so we all plan various futures, talk about the future and the past in order to forget the hunger..

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34th Day, Jan. 29, 1945

San Francisco! Beautiful lights. Five o’clock in the morning cold—after thirty years—excited, surely. An immigration officer got hold of us and almost put us up as prisoners. We are met later on by Lt. Parker—a fine chap—of fine appearance— accommodating and a very likeable man. He immediately impressed me very favorably. We eat a delicious..

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