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Bert Martin Writes, Franklin Tribune, 11-28-1918

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Bert M. Martin
March 5, 1896 – November 21, 1976

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Martin were on Tuesday greatly relieved of anxiety when they received a letter from their son, Bert, who several weeks ago was reported as missing in action, the letter stating that he was in a hospital, having been wounded in the left leg. The letter follows:

Somewhere in France, Oct. 21, 1918

Dear Mother,

I will drop you a few lines and let you know that I am feeling pretty good. I hope you folks are the same. I suppose you are rather busy now. The weather is fine here.

I am having a good time. Am in the hospital as I got wounded in the left leg but it isn’t bad.

Henry sent me the picture of Stanley. He is some man now.

Will close for this time as news is scarce here, but will do better next time.

From your loving son, Bert M. Martin, Co. K. 131 U.S. Inf., France

P.S. Don’t worry about me. I will be all right in a short while. Greet all the folks around Franklin.