It was sent by a Marine with the 1st Raider Bn on Guadalcanal in Sept 1942 . USMC Unit 975 was the the postal code used for the 1st Raider Bn in 1942 and early 1943. Marines were not allowed to use their actual unit name as part of their mailing address when overseas during a period of time.
He used captured Japanese stationary to write his letter on. I'm guessing there wasnt a Staples nearby for him to buy paper at.
The fact he is writing about the food he misses also speaks volumes!
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 04 November 2011 - 03:59 PM.