Pvt. George T. Douglas
Pvt. George T. Douglas, 351st Infantry.
20 September, 1918.
To Folks at Home.
Dear Folks at home:- I received your letter yesterday written Aug. 14. Was on the water when you wrote it. Is the first I heard from you for a long time. The last time I heard was addressed to Camp Dode I got it at Camp Mills, N.Y. I was sorry to hear about little brother being sick wish I could of heard how he was last night when I got the letter. So many changes can happen between letters before I get them. I will worry now untill I hear from you again. But I am living in hopes he will be all right but he isent very strong and I am afraid it will go hard with him.
I am all so vexed to think Vern dident go with the auto truck service. he shure would of saved his feet many a hard tramp. And he has bad feet any way. But I can say this much I have felt fine all the time and have never been on the sick list. So I have no kick coming.
I can’t say but what I have rather enjoyed this life so far. Am getting anxious to get into the real stuff and get it over with. I have shure seen some beautiful sights I would of never had a chance to see if it hadent been for this war and I think I will see some sights before I come back if nothing happens.
I have plenty to eat so far and have a good place to sleep and plenty of exercise so I guess that is plenty. Well I want you to write very often for you know it will be along time between letters when I get them. And I will try and write more often than I have before.
Well I will close for this time and I dont know of any more to say now.
Hopeing to hear from you soon.
I remain as ever your loveing son & Brother. Pvt. George. M. Douglas.
Msv1_D3. Violette Collection of WWI Soldiers’ Letters. Mudsp Collection V1. Truman State University Special Collections.