No Private War
Marines have been keeping plenty of sand spits free of vermin since this war started. Your comments relative to the Pacific often refer to "Midway still holding out," etc. What the hell do you think is going on, a private war on Midway? Look at some of the other spots on your map for an idea occasionally.
F. B. LOOMIS JR.
U.S. Marine Corps Johnston Island
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