RINGGOLD COUNTY BULLETIN
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 22, 1945
M.M. 3/C DONALD E. CONLEY
Mrs. Claude BYERLY, of Diagonal, received word Friday that the ship on which her son, Donald E. CONLEY, M.M. 3-c, was serving,
would enter the battle of Japan. This information was conveyed through a paper sent by the ship. Excerpts from a letter
under date of January 27 and written by Donald somewhere in the southwest Pacific read: "I am feeling as good as ever . . . .
You know I told you about the fellow in the I.C. [illegible] taking the officers candidate school. Well, he is
getting transferred back to the states. I would have been nice to get to come back, but I'm glad I turned it down. . . There
isn't much to write about, so I will close."
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2009
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