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Olivia Boy Dies For His Country, Olivia Times, 10-10-1918

William Erickson Killed in Battle While Fighting in Defense of Old Glory: Remain Buried in France; Left Olivia Last April and a Few Months Later Was Sent to France Somewhere beneath the blue skies of France in a… 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

Raymond Jones Writes from Somewhere in France Morton Enterprise October 4 1918

August 18, 1918Dear Sister,How are you all today? I am fine and dandy and hope you are all the same. Well, today is Sunday and it is just a year since I left Olivia so thought I would… Read More

Letter from Raymond Keefe Morton Enterprise October 4, 1918

2nd Aviation Instruction Centre Tours France Aug. 23, 1918 Dear Folks,We have been in this camp over nine months and last week was the first time the fellows here got away. Was disappointed in not being able to… 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

Letters from Boys Renville Star Farmer October 3, 1918

France, Aug. 29, 1918Dear Sister Shirley:Two of your letters have reached me O.K. I’ll bet you people at home had a swell time at the lakes this summer.Palmer Adwell’s parents must feel very badly over his heath but… Read More

Letter From Manley Alsaker, Renville Star Farmer, 10-3-1918

Aix-Les-Bains, Sept. 6, 1918 Dear Mr. Reid: This trip of many may be of interest to you, to show you what the army does for us when they send us on our seven day leave. Aix-Les-Bains as you… Read More

Letter From Marcus Huff, Renville Star Farmer, 10-3-1918

Sept. 6, 1918, 14th Co., 2nd Motor Mechanics Reg. Sig. Corps, A.E. F. France Dear Mr. Reid: I have been planning on writing to you for a long time but it is hard to do very much writing… Read More

Letter From France Fairfax Standard October 3, 1918

Dear Folks:I have moved twice and stayed a couple of days in each place since I wrote the last post card.By the time this reaches you, you probably will have threshed. Tell me how you worked things and… Read More

Emmett O’Neil Writes from ‘Somewhere in France’ Morton Enterprise September 27, 1918

Somewhere in France, Aug. 15, 1918Dear Sister,–Received your first letter, which you wrote about June 10 the other day also the papers which were in good shape.I suppose you will want to keep this letter as a souvenir… Read More