December 21, 1941

Today the fighting increased in intensity in Davao. The situation, said Army headquarters, "remained obscure". There was patrol activity south of Vigan and north of Legaspi, with the enemy pushing forces forward at both points. Our own patrols penetrated Japanese lines. We have more than 7,000 islands. We cannot hope to keep the Japanese out..

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December 12, 1941

Lumber trucks taking dynamite to Lingayen, Bautista, and Isabela to blow bridges and coast ways. Many alarms; afraid to take a bath—sure to get caught with soap. Elmer annoys so when he won’t quit shaving to go to the shelter. The lumber trucks are to bring rice back from the lowlands, and take it out..

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May 1-4, 1911

We arrived in Legazpi on Tuesday the 1st of May and sailed off in the afternoon and sailed into Manila on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock of the 2nd of May, stayed overnight on the steamboat, on the second morning drove with a smaller steamboat over the Pasig river to the big Army post of..

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