Feb. 17, 1945

Hello Kay:

Arrived at Leyte and received 25 bags of mall. We were here only 6 hours.

USS West Virginia Receiving Mail

The Mississippi and the Pensylvania, came in with us. We are now on our way to Iwo, I think. The only kind of escort is two Cans. I wonder whats up?There is some scuttlebut that our Captain volunteered to go on our next invasion. I think it is the one the Marines are on.