“Sept 14 – July, Aug, Sept list taken off boat. They were a bunch of happy guys.”
Alright so this entry is referring to the group of soldiers that were supposed to get off the ship, to most likely go home during the months of July, August and September. They are just now getting to do this.
I find it interesting how Mike choose to write about what they were like, writing “They were a bunch of happy guys.”. Throughout his life he was always very observant, so to me this is interesting at least.