Letters, Feb. 12, 1945

Bill Chickering


I knew Bill Chickering. I do not know his wife. I do know TIME, so I'm extending my sympathy to TIME. You both have suffered a great loss.

Bill went to Bougainville with my battalion and went ashore in the thick of the Cape Torokina battle. I hope that some day the American public will realize what combat correspondents go through to bring them the news. . . .


Lieutenant Colonel, U.S.M.C.

San Diego


It makes me feel pretty humble toward [war correspondents] and all the men in the...

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