Pvt. Pete Kachulis
Pvt. Pete Kachulis, 351st Infantry.
Camp Dodge, IA.
14 June, 1918.
To George England, Kirksville, MO.
Dear Mr. England
Received your letter and I was very glad to hear from you. I am feeling fine now but they sure drilling us hard. We have no time to do everything
Received the clipping of your paper and I must say that if they drill me the way they have been drilling me for the past 3 weeks inside three more weeks I think I can take the best men Kaiser has in his army. This the way I feel.
We haven’t been assign to this Co yet but our Captain said today that we must try & be ready this Co. is up to leave anytime. I don’t know wheather or not he knows anything about it but he sure is a fine Captain. He is about 7 feet high. So far I am getting along fine with the officers.
They just transfer 14 boys from this Co including Ralph Goodwin to the Depod Brigate I do not know what he is got to do their.
It sure has been hot we sweat like the diggings for the last week or so.
Well Mr. England you buy the W.S.S we win this war for you we are all anxious to get over their and show them we are from Mo. Well its getting near Bed time & I must close I will keep you posted if its anything happen.
Hopping to hear from you with Best Regards to Mrs England & children
From Private Pete Kachulis
Msv1_K. Violette Collection of WWI Soldiers’ Letters. Mudsp Collection V1. Truman State University Special Collections.