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Private J.E. Henschel. Prov. Co. A. American Mission M.T.D., Am.E.F- Convois Autos- Par B.C.M. June 16/1918- Dear Mother and Dad- School has not commenced yet, so we are having the rare privilege of a sort of vacation for a few days. In the meanwhile there are "roofing parties" during which we scatter tar paper in strange fashion over the barracks. This is really quite enjoyable - for it gives the opportunity to register a kick at working as well as the fun of walking on the top of a roof. This will not be for long and we shall all be glad when the course itself does open - and work commences in earnest. We are far enough away from the fighting to be able to forget it pretty completely; it seems much like the first week or two fo college. Situated in a medium sized town, about the first Americans to be located here - everything is ideal. I spent today on a shopping tour - buying ink and pencils and erasers and not-books. Wish that I had my large pen now. I even have the two loose-leaf note-books that I used at Missouri. (They were among the few things salvaged in the past month from the wreckage) - quite like old times. Had a letter form Fred Shields - now a corporal - the other day. It seemed that up to the time he had written that he had not taken part in the big scrap - and so of course was considerably down-hearted.
What are Ramsey's and Harvey's addresses? I want to get in touch with them both as soon as they get over. I wrote Ramsey a short note sometime ago, but have not heard from him at all; the chances are pretty fair that he did not get it for I have not had a very complete idea as to where to write. Expect they are both on this side by now. While asking information - if you know or hear of the where abouts of one Walter Flory or of W. Goswnell Tomlinson (supposed to be Annapolis) please communicate. I will now burden you with a whole lot of nothing simply to fill up pages. Save "well and most happy" there is nothing to say. Love, as always- Ned. Say good morning to Mrs. Balling for me.
From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.
|Date||June 16, 1918|
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
World War I