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August 24/1917- Dearest Mother- We are carrying rock again today for what I sincerely hope will be the lost time. It's a dirty job and makes the camions a little more work than usual to clean - but worse than that is that it is so monatonous. Of course we are required to clean and oil up whenever we come in from a trip of any sort - and camions in wartimes must be kept spotless - much cleaner than
nine out of ten private motor cars. And it must be done with out water - simply because there is no water here. Our drinking water is all brought from a nearby town. Must close for we are ready to leave. My love to everyone at home. My regards to all of the neighbors I suppose that Dr. Bellows will be leaving soon. Ned.
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||August 24, 1917|
|Year Range from||1917|
|Year Range to||1917|
Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
World War I