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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 Arthur Galle, Morton Enterprise, 9-13-1918: Arthur Galle Writes from France

Aix-Les, Baines, Aug. 22 1918 Dear Mother: I have been on my vacation all week so have not written you. I had a dandy time and saw many sights I will never forget. There is so much to… Read More

Abner Rude, Killed In Action, Renville County Journal, September 6, 1918

Abner, a son of Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Rude, formerly residents of Sacred Heart, but now of South St. Paul, was killed in action in France on August 8th. Abner was 22 yrs. Old, a private in the… 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

Letter from Harley McLaren, Hector Mirror, 10-31-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept. 28, 1918 Dear Mrs. Albert: After arriving in this new section I will write just a short letter and tell you that our move took ten nights on the road with the animals and… Read More

Letter from George Prelvitz, Hector Mirror, 10-3-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept 6, 1918 My dear folks at home, Hello everybody. I am ashamed of myself for not writing sooner. But when I tell you that we have been very busy chasing the Germans lately you… Read More

Letter From George Groen, Renville Star Farmer, 10-24-1918

Somewhere in France Dear Folks: How are all of you folks getting along. Hope you are all well I am feeling fine this morning, and it is fine weather again. Today I guess the rainy season had commenced… Read More

Letter from Erwin Hoffman, Renville Star Farmer, 10-10-1918

The following letter was received by Earnest Hoffman from his son Erwin, who has been in the army since spring: Somewhere in France, Sept. 5 Dear Folks: I will write you a few lines today to let you… Read More

Letter from Elmer Anderson, Franklin Tribune, 10-3-1918

Elmer Anderson Writes from France S. S. Ampetco, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1918 Dear Sister, Am well and hope you are the same. Well, what are you doing now days? I suppose you are real busy getting ready… Read More

Letter from Dick Bakker, Renville Star Farmer, 10-10-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept 8 Dear folks at home: How is everybody over there? O.K. here. We don’t have to drill today, so we have a little rest. Drilling is very hard after such a long lay-off, but… Read More