Somewhere in France, 6/21/1918

Somewhere in France

June 21st 1918

Dear sister Madaline:

Again another day gone by and no mail as yet.  If only the government would see that our mail was delivered to us I think the boys would feel very much better although I know the boys of our battalion are all merry and happy.  The eats are great but their is a shortage of bread.  For lunch each day we get good old irish stew with plenty of potatoes, meat and carrots.  It is rumored that we boys get paid either tonight or tomorrow but you know what the army is for rumors.  According to the New York Herald Paris Edition the Allies are winning on all fronts.  I’ve seen quite some German prisoners since we moved to our new town.  They are a good and well fed lot of men but poor fighters.  As you know an American soldier has the gumption and blood to fight hand to hand but Jerry or Fritz will run away as soon as an American shows his steel.  The german army that is riflemen are not very good but credit must be given to their artillery.  Guess I will close for now as first call for retreat or call for inspections has just sounded, I am.

Your Brother

Joe

Corp Joe Maus

105 U.S. Inf Co A

American E.F.

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