|Headline||Letter From France|
|Text - Outline||The following letter was received by Bert Catron of Fairview from his brother, Ed:
Somewhere in France,
Oct. 29, 1918
Dear Brother: I am well and hope you are the same. I received a letter from you a few days ago, and was sure proud to get it. You wanted me to send you a German spiked helmet, I could sent you plenty of them but they have stopped it. I have been on the front for some months. I am back on a rest now, we stayed in German dugouts. I have been up to the front trenches and the Yanks are all wild to go. Bert I sure have something to tell you when I get back if I don't get knocked off. The rifle bullets don't amount to much it is the large ones that have that awful sickening sing. No one but a soldier knows the destruction of a battlefield. There are forests with trees two feet in diameter shot with artillery unit they are not over six or eight feet high.
I think the flat headed Huns have decided that the Yanks are not so easy as they thought. Ha! Ha.
I ran on to one of the Meador boys from Barry county. He said that Bill Roberson was wounded. I got a letter from Valente Tassaro the other day. He is in California. I guess you haven't received all of my mail. Bert write often and all the news.
C. Co. 195 Am. Fr. A. E. F.
|Date||Thursday, Dec. 5, 1918|
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|Resource||State Historical Society of MO Microfilm|
|Submitted by||Donna Cooper|
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