[ Casablanca] June 13, 
I'm writing this short note to mail from N. Africa just in case my long letter should happen to be lost. Of course I expect to get home, but if I shouldn't and no record was saved you'd like to know who my friends were in this theatre and what I did here.
For ten days I lived in the same room with James Cook--a wonderful fellow--I'm very glad I met him. Then in another city I've met two of his colleagues, James Woodhouse and Abraham Kaplin. They've been very kind to me. 1st Sgt. Peter Hromchak, Sgt. Simeon Snider, and Lt. Chester Schlanger were all good friends to me in this region. 1 Their addresses are
Mr. James Cook
War Shipping Administration
A.P.O. 512, c/o Postmaster, N.Y., N.Y.
James Woodhouse, Navy 216--N.Y., N.Y.
Abe Kaplin, Navy 216, N.Y., N.Y.
1st Sgt. Peter Hromchak
296th Signal Installation Co., A.P.O. 512., N.Y., N.Y.
Sgt. Simeon Snider, same address.
Lt. Chester Schlanger
A.P.O. 512, N.Y., N.Y.
I could give other names, but that should be enough. I've been most fortunate in friends wherever I've gone here.