Somewhere in France, 6/14/1918

Somewhere in France

June 14, 1918

Dear sister and pa.

After going through a hard stiff hike and nothing to do but write and wash.  I am kept continually on the go but am satisfied as long as I can get enough sleep and eats.  I know you are all worrying and thinking of me at all times and praying for my safe return but I feel your prayers will not go unanswered.  Of course dear sister I am in a more dangerous position than when I where in the states but you must consider that I know more now about the trench welfare and also the chances of safety.  The war over hear from what I have been told from men that have been through the mill is very much safer than it were years ago.

I cannot go into details regarding where we boys are billeting or what is going on in this section but what I can say is that we are quite some distance from the front.  My thoughts of home many a times makes me feel bad but I always think of the bright sides.  Although I really do not know whether you are all well but I always make myself believe you all are feeling fine.  My health and condition is good and am if I say it myself ready to go further into this war.  Tell pa that his boy will be home before long.

Must close now with love + kisses to you all.

I am

Your loving brother

Joe

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