Camp Bartlett, Westfield Mass. 9/6/1917

Hdq. Co. 103rd U.S. Inf.


Dear Pa.


Im feeling as good if not better that at any time in my life. It is getting pretty cool out this way, and it was realy cold last night. There was frost outside the tent. The sun sure does feel great today. I was out to drill for the first time since hitting this camp, and it was good, honestly. I havent heard from either of the sisters yet but I suppose they dont know my address yet. Id like to know how every thing is as soon as they get home.


It is a grand sight to see 250 men in one long line marching at evening parade. Its pretty. I hope this finds you well, also tell the Holland’s I was asking for them. It looks as though we stay here for some time yet. Ill try to get home after pay day. I suppose you will be making the fire very soon.




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