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Catalog Number 1982.83.39a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:


[American Y.M.C.A. letterhead] Some Where in France Aug 5 -17 Dear Ma – : Well today is [Sunday] I am Well hope you are the same. had a letter from Pearl stating Beatrice Was in K.C. We have ben having rain for the last Week it is just a sea of Mud I guess the rain is Caused by the big British Offensive now in progress. A little of Arizona would go all right now The American helmet is an Olive draf color they are supposed to have the advantages not possed by the English French and German, but I dont think they are by anyMeans bullet proof of course they help some We dident play but a couple of Concerts this Wk On acct. of the rain. This is a good Country for reed instruments the dampness Makes them flow good One can play 50% better here than Arizona How is Mr Lewis where is G Pettit find Out about the price of Mr Langstons horn. I Will either make an allotment to the F.N. Bank or get a money order as we expect to get them later On Well I will close this time With Love Walter [18th Infantry] Band Amex Force Paris France H q Co

From the service of Private Walter G. Shaw, 18th Infantry Band, 1st Division. With band tour of Italy 2-3/18. Gassed at Cantigny 5/4/18. Died at No. Charpentry in the Argonne.

Date August 5, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
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