January 30, 1919

| June 27, 2012

Romorantin, France, January 30, 1919 Dear Folks: Well, we arrived here last night at 8:30, after two days of traveling. We went up to headquarters at once and sure enough there we found our orders to proceed to Angers for transportation to the States, and we also found some long lost mail. I had eight […]

Decemner 17, 1918

| May 2, 2012

Letter No. 30 Trier, Germany, December 17, 1918 Dear Folks, We have had a man out in a machine scouting for our mail for the last week. Today he came back successful, having located three sacks of it. Out of the lot I gathered in eleven, and I’ll guarantee no other eleven were more welcome. […]

December 8, 1918

| April 22, 2012

Letter No. 29 Trier, Germany, December 8, 1918 Dear Folks: It has been a long time since my last letter, which I find in my diary was written on the 24th of last month. A whole lot has happened since then and I have had no opportunity to write much. However, tonight I have finally […]

November 24, 1918

| April 11, 2012

**Journal** November 24, 1918 # 28. Busy all day. Snowed a little. Very cold. Expect to move up in a few days. Wrote a letter—Dad’s Day. No mail for a long time. Very comfortable in a billet with a French family. Letter No. 28 November 24, 1918 Dear Dad: Today is Dad’s day, so I […]

November 19, 1918

| April 6, 2012

Letter No. 27 France, November 19, 1918 Dear Folks: When you get this letter, I will have been in Germany about three weeks or a month—the place we have been waiting so long to set foot on. We are attached to the 3rd Army of Occupation. We feel quite proud of the honor, as very […]

November 16-19, 1918

| April 4, 2012

**Journal** November 16, 1918 Rumors have it that we are going into Germany until peace is signed, and that then we will be the first to go home. Expect travel orders within a couple of days. Cold and clear now. Freezing all day. Nothing to do around here now. **Journal** November 17, 1918 Spent the […]

November 12-15, 1918

| April 2, 2012

**Journal** November 12, 1918 The paper says “The War is Won” and I guess they are right. The terms of the armistice are very binding on Germans and I can’t see how she can pull a surprise on us. Looks like the war will be settles by Xmas. Then for the States. **Journal** November 13, […]

November 10-11, 1918

| March 30, 2012

**Journal** November 10, 1918 Great news—Kaiser has quit! If he is thru, then German militarism will soon fall to pieces. Radio msg tonight from Foch says all allied operations will be suspended tomorrow at 11 A.M. Guess they are going to sign the armistice after all. **Journal** November 11, 1918 Hostilities ceased at 11 A.M. […]

November 6-9, 1918

| March 28, 2012

**Journal** November 6, 1918 Busy again all day. Rained last night which added to our woes. The roof leaked and the rain drove all of the rats and mice into our barracks. Rec’d more mail today, Oct. 1. **Journal** November 7, 1918 Telephone information just came saying Germany had come out with flag of truce […]