R.M. Allen, 12/15/1944

Wailuku, Maui, T. H.
December 15, 1944

Lt. Col. Farrant Turner
Lewers & Cooke Limited
Honolulu, T. H.

Dear Colonel Turner:

As your good wife probably told you, I had hoped to get in touch with you last Sunday morning but something came up at the last minute and I did not get a chance to phone you.

What I wanted to talk to you about concerns the enclosed letter from Corporal Tofukuji which is self-explanatory. I know this boy quite well and have had several letters from him, each one asking me to do anything to get him transferred to the Islands. I tried to pull a string or two here and there but apparently I was unsuccessful. By any chance have you any suggestions as to a means of getting his request granted? As you may know, he owns a drug store in Wailuku which is being operated by his wife but of course it would be very much to his advantage to be stationed somewhere on Maui.

Apparently he is going to be in the Islands shortly and I am sure anything you may be able to do for this boy will be very much appreciated.

Very sincerely yours,
R. M. Allen

“Sugar—the essential food”