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The enclosed pictures were taken at my midnight Mass celebrated in the South Sea Islands on Christmas, 1943, by Chaplain William J. Menster of the United States Navy.

Lt. William J. Menster, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque now serving as a Navy chaplain "Somewhere in the South Pacific," in a letter to the Very Rev. Msgr. Dorance V. Foley, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, "recalled years ago as a youngster,…
Military Ordinariate baptismal record for Joseph Clifton Hilden stationed on the U.S.S. Quincy, F.P.O. San Francisco, Cal. Baptized March 30, 1946.

Today, on the threshold of another year, our thoughts are many and varied.

Remember the Doolittle raid over Tokio?

Today's feast is one of the Church's newer feasts, established to set forth a model and as a protection against certain beliefs and practices that would force God out of the modern home.

After a good leave in Cascade and Waterloo I am back on the job again.

Just a few lines to let you know that I am getting along well at Chaplains' school- now in my third week.
I am sending my reports for February and March.
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