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Catalog Number 2015.22.17
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2015.22
Description Postcard Date: December 24, 1918
Postcard To: Master Almo O'Kell
Postcard From: Papa

Full Transcription: "Dear Baby: This is the Bridge that the 1st division crossed over the Rhine on Dec. 12, 1918. We were the first U.S. troops to ever cross over the Rhine. This bridge will open so boats can go through. With Love, Papa

Picture on Front: View of the river Rhine with buildings on the side of the river. To the right the bridge is crossing the river, people walking on bridge. Labeled, " Coblenz a. Rh. Schiffbriicke"

From the service of Sergeant 1st Class Almo E. O'Kell, 1st Division, 1st Sanitary Train, Field Hospital 3, AEF.
Date December 24, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
Subjects World War I
Inscribed postcard
Correspondence
Fathers & children