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Somewhere in France, Oct. 12th. 1918. My Dear Mother:- We have moved up considerable lately, and are now over in the neighborhood of where Dr. Finney thought we were. We have had a nice two days rest, but have just received orders to move, by marching, by dawn tomorrow. It is now midnight, and I am up and my orderly is getting the men up ready to go. One never knows when, or where, he is going in the army. I want to get this Christmas package coupon off to you, as some salted almonds, or candy would certainly be fine. You must comply to regulations, however. I am feeling fine, although we have had lots of rain and mud is knee deep. A little thing like getting up from one of the sound sleeps one gets, and preparing to move by daybreak in a downpour does not dishearten us now. Much love to you Mother Dear, and give my love to all. I hope you are not worrying a bit. In haste, with love. Burnie.
From the service of James Kellogg Burnham Hockaday, First Lieutenant, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.
|Date||October 12, 1918|
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
Hockaday, James Kellogg Burnham
World War I