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Letter, 22 July 1918 with cover




Letter, 22 July 1918 with cover


Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.


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Letter from Frank Raymond Lane to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana. Postmarked 23 July 1918

29 Co. 8 B.N.
159 Depot Brigade
Camp Taylor
Louisville, Ky

Dear Nellie,

This finds me doing O.K. for such a ride and tramp we went thru, it looks very well so far but don't [know] what it will be later on. it certainly was some sight as we came along. every one waved as if they knew us. We got [in] at 1.30 and had dinner about 2 oclock then after dinner went out in front of barricks where we went thru a drill such as attention - at ease - and etc. will go to bed at 9.30 get up at 5.15 so our time will be occupied tomorrow we will got shot in the arm so they say and will be in quarantine 21 days. My overalls that they gave me are no. 40 so you know that they do not pinch me neither are they in style with the times. James Willson is in a bunk right on my left and Jesse Allen is at my feet and all Ripley Co. boys are together now. I saw Joe Ward he met James and I and gave us a wellcome.

Well I had my bath and still feel good hope I will get along O.K.
Will write more next time as I don't know what else to write now.

With Love

Frank Lane


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