I bought this cover from a local gentleman. He was the a relative of the sender/recipient. I find this cover fascinating on a couple of levels. First J.C. Rice was partners in the "Delaware Punch" soft drink started in San Antonio in 1913 with Thomas E Lyons. The sender, his son, wrote on the back he was a captain. He was stationed in Sitka Alaska. He was an officer on the USS Vega (AK-17), a cargo ship. Second, the letter was sent on hotel stationery but carried to Seattle where it was post marked with an APO 702 oval hand stamp dated Sep. 6, 1943. I haven't seen an oval one like this. Third, on the back there is a drawing without the motto "Kilroy was here). Wikipedia says the drawing may go back to WWI. The use of the man looking over the wall in Alaska would have probably come from some of the personnel being in the European theater.
I forgot to mention the letter wasn't passed by the base censor or stamped before delivery.
Any thoughts on the cancel?