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MRS. HORACE JOHNSON GETS LETTER FROM BROTHER published Hector Mirror July 4, 1918

Somewhere in France May 27, 1918 Dear sister: Will write a few lines today. Have not much to write about, just to let you know I’m well and getting along fine. Received the box of candy and other… Read More

Letter from W.H. Ashley to Mrs. Wm. Adwell published in the Renville Star Farmer July 18, 1918

Mrs. Wm. Adwell received a letter from W.H. Ashley who was in the same company of Marines with Palmer Adwell and was only a short distance from him when he fell in battle. We are pleased to have… Read More

Memorial Services in Honor of P.A. Adwell published in the Renville Star Farmer July 11, 1918

Palmer Adwell  People of Renville Do Honor to the Memory of Marine Who Died in Battle. Church Decorated in Flowers Memorial services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon in honor of Palmer Adwell, who so… Read More

Directions for Making Aviation Vests published in the Franklin Tribune July 4, 1918

Aviation Vests Material—Outside of khaki color sateen, first interlining of outing flannel, second interlining of two layers of lining paper (Witchtex or any good brand), and ling made of used kid gloves. Cutting Material—All material to be cut… Read More

Letter from Claude Smith published in the Morton Enterprise June 28, 1918

Claude Smith Hampton Roads, VA Dear Sister, Well, I guess it’s about time to answer your welcome letter I received some time ago. I thought I would tell you about the trip down here. Some change from the… Read More

Renville Boy Makes Supreme Sacrifice published in the Renville Star Farmer July 4, 1918

Palmer Adwell Message Received Tuesday Evening States That Palmer Adwell Was Killed in Action In France Everyone was going about in the even tenor of his way, reading the dailies on the war situation, meeting the expense of… Read More

Letters From Our Soldier Boys on Land and Sea published in the Morton Enterprise August 8, 1918

Letters from Albert Lussenhop, Harry M. Donlon and Charles Jones Letter From Albert Lussenhop Somewhere in England, July 12, 1918 Dear sister Bertha: I am over in England now. Cannot tell you where I am at, as I… Read More

Olivia Times June 20, 1918: 147 Men Selected for Army: Renville County Sends Largest Quota Next Monday

The list of men to report here Sunday is a follows: Leo Rudolph Abraham, Arthur Chester Abraham, Edward G. Agre, John Manley Allmon, Edwin Helsberg Anderson, Johannes Anderson, Leslie Antonsen, Joseph Henry Beck, Robert B. Bengston, Henry M…. Read More

Worth Knowing published in the Morton Enterprise on June 7, 1918

Worth Knowing An army corps is 60,000 men. An infantry dicvision is 10,000 men. An infantry brigade is 7,000 men. A regiment of infantry is 3,600 men. A battalion is 1,000 men. A company is 250 men. A… Read More

ANXIOUS TO GET OVER TO HELP IN BIG DRIVE published by Fairfax Standard June 6, 1918

Fred Bregel Writes Interesting Letter of Camp Experiences A long letter from Private Fred Bregel to his Fairfax friends written on both K. Of C. and Y.M.C.A. stationery was received last week too late for the Standard issue…. Read More