February 10, 1918

| May 30, 2011

College Park, Md. February 10, 1918, Sunday 10 A.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Sun out, temp 40 degrees. Fine spring morning. Many thanks for sending the money. I got it yesterday afternoon. I was expecting $200, but the extra fifty dollars will doubtless come in handy later on. The $10 P.O. order came 0. K. […]

February 8, 1918

| May 27, 2011

College Park, Md. February 8, 1918, Friday 11 A.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Well, I suppose you received my night letter this morning. We have just returned from our morning classes, which consisted of semaphore and code work. I have charge of the latter class, and send them newspaper stuff for an hour and a […]

February 8, 1918

| May 25, 2011

College Park, Md. February 8, 1918. Friday 6 A.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Please send me my newest shirts (for collars) if you have not disposed of them by now. I think there are about three good shirts (3 or 4). Please send ’em to College Park. I need ’em now. Also if you would […]

February 7, 1918

| May 23, 2011

College Park, Md. February 7, 1918. Thursday 8:30 P.M. Dear Folks: Well, I have just returned from Washington, after a good day’s work. My commission is practically assured now, and all I have to do is to wait. The Captain of the Board told me the last thing that they were going to recommend me […]

February 7, 1918

| May 20, 2011

Western Union Telegram Washington DC February 7, 1918 W J Nicholson SUPREME COURT W P BLDG SAN FRANCISCO CALIF WIRE ME TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS IMMEDIATELY WESTERN UNION WASHINGTON. PASSED BOTH EXAMINATIONS TODAY AND WILL RECEIVE COMMISSION WITHIN TEN DAYS. WE ARE PRACTICALLY CERTAIN OF OVERSEAS DUTY AT ONCE. LETTER WILL EXPLAIN THIS. FEEL FINE. Knox […]

February 6, 1918

| May 18, 2011

Washington D.C. February 6, 1918. Wednesday 12 PM. Dear Folks: Just a line. Passed the physical examination O.K. this morning and have been recommended by the Medical Corps for a commission. Pretty fine, eh! I will go before the board tomorrow afternoon, but that will be easy. The road is now clear. It looks like […]

February 5, 1918

| May 16, 2011

College Park, Md. February 5, 1918. Tuesday, 6:30 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw: We are having some real winter weather now. Believe me, it is cold. This morning it was -14 degrees and remained below zero all morning. It was awful cold all night and it took all of our covers and clothes to keep […]

February 3, 1918

| May 13, 2011

College Park, Md. February 3, 1918. Dear Folks: Well, the Board in Washington passed favorably upon my application, and now they want to “see” me. I am to report there on Wednesday morning (6th) for the physical examination, and in the afternoon for the “interview” with the Board. There are five Captains we go before. […]

January 30, 1918

| May 11, 2011

College Park, Md. January 30, 1918. Dear Folks: Your two letters came today, also one from Aunt Emma. The S.F. pictures looked mighty good. Wish you could be here in our barracks now and look out the window. It is 5 P.M. and is snowing hard. It has been coming down all day. There was […]

January 28, 1918

| May 9, 2011

College Park, Md. January 28, 1918. Monday, 7 A.M. Dear Folks: Just a line. We are not drilling this morning as there is an awful blizzard going on outside. About a foot fell last night and it is still coming. The wind is howling, which drives the snow right down your back. Thought you might […]