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James Dobeas, Rainbow Division World War I

Published in the December 13, 1918 edition of the Buffalo Lake News It is related that James Dobeas, a Henryvill boy, who is at present receiving treatment in an army hospital in Baltimore, took part in a memorable… Read More

Letter from Carl O. Potter from France Hector Mirror 09-19-1918

July 29, 1918, Somewhere in FranceDear friends at home:I have received no letter from any of you lately but I know it is not your fault, and think maybe some of you may be interested to know I… Read More

SEVERELY WOUNDED IN ACTION IN FRANCE Fairfax Standard October 10, 1918

Mrs. Benjamin Bruggeman Receives Telegram Telling that Her Son William is Wounded The sad news reached Fairfax last Saturday stating that one of the boys of which every citizen is justly proud, William H. Bruggeman, had fallen a… Read More

Operates Machine Gun Renville Star Farmer October 3, 1918

The following is a letter received by Geo. Packer from this friend W.J. Ashley in France and on the battle line. It gives a graphic account of is experience in battle and how he was hit:Somewhere in France,… Read More

Soldier E M Butler Recovering From Wounds, Hector Mirror, 9-26-1918

An article of Sept. 9th, by a special Paris correspondent of the Minneapolis Tribune, contains the following information concerning a Hector soldier boy. “Mrs. E. J. Butler of Hector, Minn., whose son, E. M. Butler, a private of… Read More

Letter from Alfred Sell, Buffalo Lake News, 9-20-1918:

A P. Sell Wounded Writes Cheerful Letter Home The following is a letter received by R. E. Sell last Saturday from his son, Alfred, written August 16th, bringing them the news that he had been wounded and was… Read More

Havoc of War Vividly Described by One of the Boys in France

Interesting Account of the recent fighting and destruction of Country. With the A.E.F. France, July 24, 1918Dear Friends:Having a little spare time thot I would devote a few minutes to letting the folks know I am over here… Read More

Letter from Jay Nellermoe, Renville County Journal, 10-20-1918: A Soldier Letter

Dear Folks: I am in good health and am feeling fine. I was wounded slightly the 5th so I am now in Base Hospital No. 6. I spent one day in Chateau Theiry and two days in Paris…. Read More