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Carl E. Rice

Carl E. Rice

(1877 — 1950). Veteran of Spanish-American War; served in Immigration Service; Senior Administrative Assistant in the Manila Base Quartermaster Depot. Married to a Filipina, he was eventually interned in Santo Tomas.

Dec. 1, 1941

We are living at 1235; #1 Interior, Leveriza Street, Malate District, Manila, just off Harrison Park, the Yacht Club and Dewey Boulevard. We live in a

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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

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December 8th, 1941

Monday Morning—The Herald came out at daylight with an extra that Japs had bombed Pearl Harbor; we did not believe it till breakfast, then the

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December 9th, 1941

Great excitement, people trying to get out of the city; Bay full of ships, most near the breakwater where the Japs can have a good

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December 10th, 1941

Went back to work today at the old office. Fred Fink and Fred Lurhesen went with me. I was assigned to helping evacuate supplies, Maj.

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December 11 & 12, 1941

Rushing evacuation of warehouses, more air raids but no bombs in our locality. We are also busy loading trucks with supplies for firing lines.

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December 13, 1941

Transferred to main office, now at San Beda College; my reinstatement to the classified Federal Civil Service effective this date by order of Col Frank

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December 14-24, 1941

On night duty, answering phone, transmitting orders, and many other things to do, the Col is here most every night. We are sending out convoys

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December 25, 1941

Yesterday I was promoted to Senior Administrative Assistant at annual salary $3600.00. I am to be left behind with Wilson when the military personnel are

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Dec. 26 to 31, 1941

I have been issued a brand new car, Chrysler Sedan, 1942 model for my own official use; have a driver also; nights are now very

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Jan. 1 & 2, 1942

Today the 1st we were busy getting out the last convoy by lighter as the road to Bataan has been taken by the Japs. Col

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Jan. 3, 1942

Mr Wilson and myself tried once more to get to office as was a little important work to do and some records to remove. We

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Jan. 4, 1942

The boys and myself packed our clothes in barrack bag and haversacks, hid most of our food reserves and waited.

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Jan. 5, 1942

All day the Japs were rounding up Americans in trucks and taking them to Santo Tomas; the boys were out scouting, about 5pm they reported

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