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Letter, 17 April 1918


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Letter addressed to Louis J. Discher, Co F 120 Infantry, Camp Sevier, S.C.

April 17 - 1918
Sgt Louis J. Discher

Dear Louis

Your letter received and we were delighted to hear from you. I hope you are now out of quarantine. Let me hear about the KC building & its management.

The other day I had Lt. Thorne Crabb in the store & he told me how pleased all the officers of Camp Taylor are to hear about you boys at Camp Sevier. He said an officer wrote them that you were the best drilled & finest looking bunch of soldiers that had ever come to Camp Sevier.

Also the other day there was a young lady in the store who seems to be very interested in you, so much so that Clara gave her your last letter to read. She is a very bright & sweet young lady but I am not going to tell you her name. However I will tell you that she lives on Floyd St.

The St Xavier Alumni performance “My New Curate” is a great success. Last Sunday they had a big audience. This evening Maggie, Clara, Cecelia & I are going to see it.

Although it has been very cool lately, yet we are very busy. Gus & Coomey have both given up their jobs. Coonie [sic] without saying a word about it. Gus had stayed home for the fourth time since Oct. 1. First one week, then 2 weeks, then 3 weeks & now he was off 5 weeks, always expecting his full pay. This last time he did not send word & we heard again & again from people who saw him on the street. So finally he did come to see me one evening & asked for another chance, admitting he had not done right. At the same time he said he could get a position with Bomar-Summers & Co. As he had been so very unsatisfactory I thought I had better let him go. Willie comes in whenever we need him & puts in a day or two every week. We have a right good boy in place of Coonie & very likely will have Albert Dietsche in the place of Gus. We have plenty of help. Will Heil[?] is still with us.

The other day I sent you a box of chocolates. I hope you received them. Enclosed you will find a five dollar bill. It may help some to make things pleasant for you. Whatever you do, remember your duty as a Catholic. Attend Mass regular & receive Holy Communion often. Give others a good example. Try to be also a good soldier & make a record for yourself.

May you continue to be the pride of your good father, your brother & sisters, your aunts & uncle.

Let me hear from you often & if you have to go across telegraph at once.

With love & best wishes I am

Your loving uncle
Frank A. Geher


Geher, Frank A., “Letter, 17 April 1918,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 24, 2024,