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Somewhere in France July 20th 1918. My Own Dear Little Girl:- Hello "Babe" How are you today? Fine I hope. I am taking a short rest and I sure do need it. If I only had a Bath. Guess I will take one tonight. well Sweetie I had one wonderful trip. Have enjoyed every mile and am not thru yet. It is raining here today. Most of us got good & wet. But we are about dry now. The flower which is in this letter was given me by a sweet little Girl about 7 years old and Blonde headed thats why she was so sweet
[page 2] I like over here rather well but if it stays rainy like this, I will not like so well but still would have to stay satified. "Gee" but I am longing for a letter from you. But no telling when I will get one, soon I am hoping. I am hoping to get to see my
[page 3] Brother soon. Everything is quiet quaint looking over here. It is very interesting. More so if I could understand French. think I can pick it up pretty soon thou. But English is pretty well understood. over
[page 4] Well Dearie wish I was there to talk with you a while, sure is lonesome here once in a while. And you know I am just longing for one of those good & sweet kisses like the ones I have always been used too, (of yours) can't you send me a few by return mail? Lt. Bailey is sitting here writing Mrs. Bailey. Her address is 2510 - Haste St. Berkely, [California]. I didn't know whether you had her address or not. Well Dearie I think I had better close & take a nap as I havent slept ten hours all together for 2 weeks. so be good and write often. Remember me to mother and all. And all my Love to My Little Girl - all the kisses I have. xxxxx million. yours lovingly. Clarence J. Minick Capt 261st Infantry American E.F. Censored by C.J. Minick Capt 361st Inf.
From the service of Clarence James Minick, Mexican Border Service, Company B, 11th Infantry and the World War I Services, 361st Infantry, 91st Division.
|Date||July 20, 1918|
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
Minick, Clarence James
World War I