Battalion unloading on Leyte Beach, after arriving from Noemfoor.
couldn't get any closer to shore, so we floated our equipment in. We arrived in
the midst of constant Jap air harassment raids, and managed to break the U.S.S.
George Custer's record in abandoning ship, as well as for unloading. Capt. Terry
was so pleased (relieved) he gave the staff officers some beer. We peons in the
rifle companies got a letter of commendation saying we were the best.