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Catalog Number 1996.51.136EB
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
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Lt. J.E. Henschel- Motor Section- Advance P.C. G.H.Q. APO 930- A.E.F. Germany- January 24th/1919- Dearest Mother- Once more the address changes - this time it's a long jump. Company "H" with its two officers, an infant organizations less than a week of age - is located at Treves (or Trier) and is taking over the staff cars of G.H.Q. in Germany. Some job for an outfit of

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kids, isn't it? Our seventy-five valient drivers are pleased as Punch - but your dutiful son feels a trembling around the knees every so often. My job is working around to where it will be me in the charge of shops and supplies and all repairs, as well assistant boss of a large and prosperous office. (There is even a wireless station in that

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office!). Honest though - I'm just as happy myself as a country cousin at a circus - and for every reason mighty glad (and lucky, too) to get this assignment. For one thing, the place is one of considerable responsibility and a lot of work, and if we two infants can make good and satisfy the power that is -

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why - you probably never will here the end of my bragging! I'm not 23 yet and by fifteen to twenty years the youngest officer in this place. A gray-haired Captain had the job before Neddie. Got to quit - will write more later- Love - Ned- (Got to learn German again!)

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 January 24, 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
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Automobile driving
Work ethic