Letter from Gordon Fister to Warren Himmelberger, 13 December 1944., result 1 of 1
December 13, 1944
I have had a lot of letters from men on various islands and bases in the South Pacific, but I don't think any of them match some of the descriptions that I found in yours. They are almost poetical. You certainly sound as if you are enjoying yourself and as if you have a very pleasant location. It's good that you feel that way and at the same time you realize that while your job may be routine, it'definitely is important. Correct weather information seems to be just about as important, from the standpoint of a layman at least, as fuel and ammunition. It's good to know that another Muhlenberg man has such a key job.
Keep your eyes open out there in the Admiralties and you'll probably see plenty of Muhlenberg men floating around in addition to Harland Leeland. From all the correspondence that comes over this desk, there must be several hundred Muhlenberg men in Navy Blue, Marine green, and Army khaki somewhere off the Pacific coast.
I suppose you have heard of the great record the basketball team is making. We won our fifth straight on Saturday when we ran Lehigh all around Rockne Hall, even with the bench cleaned. Of course, we don't expect the boys to win every game, but from the looks of things, they'll come through with a record 66 which all of us can be proud. That's the kind of news we like to pass on to you fellows because it gives you something else to stick your chest out about.
Here on the campus we are beginning to look forward to Christ- mas and the usual parties that go on at that time of the year. We are having only a very brief holiday--from 4 p.m. Friday, December 22 to Wednesday morning, December 27. As a matter of fact, the offices will even be open on the Tuesday after Christmas. None of us want to take holidays anyway. We know there's a big job to be done, we know you fellows are doing it, and we want to be in there doing it with you so that working together we can get this thing over as quickly as possible and bring all of you back home again.
Continued good luck to you, Warren, and remember we are in there rooting for you.
Gordon B. Fister
For the Alumni Office
Warren Himmelberger AerM2/c Weather Central, Navy 3205 c/o Fleet Post Office San Francisco, California
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