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LARGE DRAFT ENTRAINS TODAY: Half of Number to go to Camp Cody and Balance to Camp Forest, GA – Late Registrants Included. Olivia Times 10-24-1918

No Public Reception Will be Held on Account of the Influenza Epidemic. Bird Island: Lloyd L. Battershell, Warren J. Gallery, Carl Heinzelman, Vincent Hurley, Engvald Johnson, Frank R. Karp, Edward A. Kenning, John Neumann, Gust Olinger, Leonard Selle,… Read More

Letter from Clarence Hassinger from France Morton Enterprise 10-25-1918

Dear Mother and All,I’m not very busy today so I thought I would try and write some letters. I am going to write Harold a few lines. Do you hear from him very often? I am looking for… 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

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

Letter From Harold Swan, Morton Enterprise, 9-13-1918

Southern Field, Americus, Ga., Sept. 3, 1918 Dear Sister; I arrived here this morning, and am pretty tired tonight but am going to spend a few moments writing. You do not know who lucky you are to be… 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

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

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

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