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Letter, 11 November 1918 with cover




Letter, 11 November 1918 with cover


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


Mss. A L265 Lane, Frank Raymond. Correspondence, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky





Mss A L265 / 3



Letter addressed to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52
Postmarked Monday, November 11, 1918.

33rd Training Battery
F.A.C. O.T.S.
[Monday] November 11, 1918

Dearest Nellie -

Tis with a smile that I write you this letter as the news here are that all men who have not finished their training will be discharged and sent home at once. this surely means me as I have not finished. And again they say that they are going to send us, Ritchie and I to school at the Cooks & Bakers but I think this will be only to have an orginazation [sic] so as to discharge us cooks. But if all things are true we will be home soon.

I was at Coke's Station this evening and the streets were lined with trucks and automobiles loaded with people blowing horns rainging [sic] bells and you could hardily [sic] hear anything for them.

When your soldier boy comes marching home we will sureley have some time[.] I don't intend to work until I have had my welcome worn out with you. ha! ha!

I have been inquiring about my mail every where but as yet I have not heard any thing. but hope to get the next ones directed to this battery.

Was at the show in Coke last night will tell you about it when I see you.

Yours with Love,

Frank R. Lane


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