One hundred years ago today this letter was published in the Fairfax Standard:
The following letter from Clarence A. Buehler tells something of his experiences in France:
Dear Mother and all:
Will write you a few lines and let you know hat I am well and feeling fine. I have been moving around quite a bit and am doing quite a lot of night marching and sleeping out in the rain, but, it doesn’t bother me at all any more.
Last Sunday night we walked 14 miles in three hours with only two rests, and out of 30 men there were only six besides myself who went through without quitting.
We went through a town the other nighgt that the Germans had shot all to pieces, and saw an aeroplane fight which made us all forget to get under cover.
Will have a lot of things to tell you about when I get back but I can’t write about them now, but if things keep going like they have for the past two weeks I don’t believe they can hold out much longer.
Pri. C.A. Buehler.
Editor’s Note: Clarence was Killed in Action on October 5, 1918. He is buried at the Fort Ridgely cemetery. His body was brought back over from France in 1921. He is not listed in the book Renville County in World War I: 1917, 1918, 1919.