File - E#6: April - June (no typed transcripts, except when indicated with a '*'.) 1917

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E#6: April - June (no typed transcripts, except when indicated with a '*'.) 1917

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Letter of April 3, 1917: Fred is at the horse line and in charge of "snaking up" ammunition to the guns., considers getting a commission. Letter of April 7, 1917: Fred is convinced the war will end this year, eats a chicken sent from Canada. *Letter of April 28, 1917: Fred is at Vimy Ridge after the victory, thinks more of getting a commission. *Letter of April 30, 1917: Fred writes of typical quiet times at the guns, wishes he could see Edith graduate from College. *Letter of May 6, 1917: Fred writes of the "warmest" time he's had at the guns. Letter of May ?, 1917: Fred is overjoyed to receive a picture of Edith Letter of May 10, 1917: Fred thanks Edith for a recent picture. Letter of May 16, 1917: Fred is happy with news of Edith's convocation. He spends most of his time at the guns or the half-way house between the guns and horse line. *Letter of May 26, 1917: Fred goes to a sniper post, notes increased air activity, gives a description of his day from sunrise to sunset. *Letter of June 2, 1917: Fred is having a pleasant time at the horse lines running his subsection. All medical students in the lines have been sent back. *Letter of June 10, 1917: Fred writes of a new gun pit, describes some ammunition fires he's seen. Edith visits Elm Creek. Fred responds to news of her graduation and convocation. Letter of June 18, 1917: Fred responds to the latest issue of Vox. Edith gets a job at a school with tables and bureaus for the summer. *Letter of June 20, 1917: Fred is having "lazy" times and is shining a lot. He is excited for the evening's dinner. *Letter of June 21, 1917: Fred writes of Frank's recent success in the air. Letter of June 29, 1917: Fred writes he is having the time of his life with plenty of work and success on the front (Avion?).

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  • Box: A2008-156, Box 0002
  • Folder: File 0015