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From ien14-1t. Girover C. ltichey.
France, Nov. 15th, 1918.
A. 1. 0. 717, A. H'. F.
You 9tave asked me ill several o'
your letters to tell you how, ,when and
where I was wounded. Now mince the
end is here I will tell you. My rea
son for not having told you before wias!
due to the fact that I had tivo and
my only two brothers at the front
fighting and I wanted to get back with
them, while at the saine time I knew
it would worry yod all to know that I
had been wounded and was going back
to my out fit, which is known as the
To begin with I was twounded in the
greatest tight of the so-called world
war, the Chateau-Thierry fight. Yo'
no dollit i'rlemler that on .July I611h
the Germans started an offensive with
a point blank view of going to Paris.
Fortunately there were seven Ameri
can ;Divisions at hand, my Division be
ing one among the seven. We receiv
ed orders that. we came to France to
fight and now was the time to fight,
so dive in and light like hi-. We
dived In and mwe fought and we fought
like h-----,--. We fought for two long
weeks. Naturally two iweeks Is a short
time, but take it from me, that when
yott wade through hostile artillery,
machine gun and aer'oPilang fire for
that. length 'of time you have seen
(uite a little h-- on earth. I went
through Witli comrade after colilradel
falling on all sides of Me, receiving
only a flesh ,vound in my left arim.
This I kniew twas nothing serious, so
after i ha nilagi n1g it up myself I wen I
forward and continued to hold my own
Iunitil August :)I'd,' .when I was (tIt
doiwn. I then lized that my leg
Woubl not permit. 1mly walking any
firther so I tried to crawV . This I
was doing when a iece( of high ex
pIoisive (lit Illy gas mask from otT my
face. The minans wei'e th len puttin g
over' quite a numbei' of gas shells.
There' was nothing for me to do bll
wait. pamtlently foi' my end to come. I
had given 11l) and was lying there
thinking of all of you when one of my
men came p111 and psked me if he Could
(10 anything for me. I told him that
my mask was gone and was only a
matter of a few minutes for me andl for
him to take the platoon and continue
the advance. lie saluted and turned
with tears in his eyes but in a few
ininutes retturned with a mask 1whieh
I suppose he had taken off of somse
fallen hero. 13y this tlime I was prae
tically goine and i'emecim ber lnothing dis
tilctly 3 until -1 had gotten to a hospital
in Paris and there standing overi me
was a reaIl honest to God American
nurse. She asked me what I wantc1,
at Cup of chocolate or a glass of hem
o-iale. .Juist wvlat I told her. I do not
know, hlt the fu'llows on the ward with
ie acenise me of saying, "My G.od,
wlere ain I in IIeaven or- where?"
From then on I continued to feel het
tei' each day3 anld w~as 00on miysel f
again. ILast Monda y mori'ng when
thle end cene It took me a long time
to realize that thle awar was over andi I
'was still livIng. ' Nevertheless I am.
and hier'e's hoping it willI not he longK
before I will lhe hack with 30ou all.
Am enclosing a 1littl1( piece of poetriy
that w'as dedIcated to the fellows of
the Chiateaui-Thilerry fight by one of
On thle road onut of C'ha teauii-Tierry,
11y the hill where 'we halted thle 1Inun,
W hei'e th~me llh's icetriea t was begutn,
Tiher Ie's ani acri' of crude Ii little criosse's
Wherfite we luiieiiid young Serigeaniit Mon1
And somie day that roadr \'.ill lit teimi
W'ithi i'i'ir~ims who v'(nfurlle to go
Tlo ihmnaniity's IIouly of Iflicjs
Oni -the road lby I he llois-dlcelllcui.
Romne w Illihe look ing for'11 britei',
(Oflers for' fathei' or' son,
Maniy for hiuband oi sweetheart.
Or' "omradeili who staid withi the gun.
Goed grn t t hey miay' come In thle suni
Whiile the sprIng flowers bloom oni the~
And may they lhe lirolld of those com
Xnd glad for thle gift that t hey gave.
Your' devoted son,.
F"rom, i'dwau'd W. Knight.
From Edward WV. Knight to his uin
ele and aunt, Mr. and1( Lirs. Jeff Jones,
TJheo following let ter' was wriitten
biy Edward W. Knight, oif Co. K, 1l 8th
Infantry, on September 3rd. 'Sinice
that time lie has madhe thle sup lreme
sacrifice, having been killed on the
field of action October Ilth, just one
mnonthl before the armnistie was~ sign..
od. This was the last'-letter received
from him before his doath, wvhich took
W THE FRONT
place In the famous attack on the
I indenburg line:
Somewihere in France,
Dear Incle and Aunt:
- .Just a few Words to let you know
that I ati getting along fine and an
in the best of health. I received a
letter from you about a week ago and
was very glad to hear from you. We
arc having a very good tIme over
here, although France is not so gay
as the U. IS. A. It seems like all the
men ate in the army, and the women
(o all the work. Work of all kinds
Is carried oin by women, too.
I have" been up to the front where
they (1011 jin(d lighting, but I have
been lucky. I caie back without get
tling even a scratch on me. We cer
tainly had some exeiting times, and
feel that I have b'een very lucky to
get back like I did. Tell sister that
I am just as anxious to see her as she
is to see tme. I -would glie anything
In the world ot see her. I dlon't think
this war ,will last so awful much
longer, tho, abq theni I IwIll see you
all-and beli v ,ime, I will be glad to
see you too.
We ean see a Fritz aeroplane come
dowit every tnow and thent, but I have
ievetr seen ani allied plane brought
down yet. I tllinik we have .FrItz
beat everywhere, and that Is the r'eas
of. I think we will be honie so6n.
I feel 'sorry for you folks over
there suffering frot tle leat. The
weather I jist pleasant over htere
not too hot nor too eold. I have wrlt
ton to Welfoid bitt ltaven't lheird a
word from Ihimt Vet. Also ,ot a let
ler from Grandpa tlie other day.
(ive ni regaris to all thte folks
and tell them to wrile to me. \rite'
a long letltr first ebantce. As ever,
Your lviig neplw.,
I~dward WV. linipht.
Company lK, 15 iinfantry,
A. -:. F., France.
F 1rom L,14t. L. S. lioll to Ills Parents,
31'. and 3rs. L. S. HIIt, Sr.
With the A. E. F., France,
Nov. 19, 1918.
Dea' Mania and Papa:
When I 1wrote you several days ago,
I was on he battletield, right Where
mlty regiment was when the aritstlee
weit into effect. Since that tune I
have been vety busy anid haven't had
a elance to write. Two oilcers were
transferred, Capt. Farrow Is sICk In
a hospital and I ai in cominiand of
the Cotlpany, so it keeps tile pretty
busy. We are ott the march every
1y . and of course I don't have imich
spare tIme. Surely was glad to get
out of tlho hospital, anl aimi getting
otn 1lie now. I had a letir from Car
lisle, dated Nov. 5th, ind lhe was in
the hospital, but getting along 1ine.
Ilope I awill b ail' to see him sotie
Ai sitrely thankful that the war is
over and i thiat son we will he comtIig
hometi. It seemiied 50 stran tge to hieart
the gitns cease firing at I 1 o'clock af
Ier hecaintg t hemt day and anightt for
such a long Itme. 'Thle men of lthIs
('(imtIany av ie sittrely done thleir' part
and~ (lid it w~ellI. Ruiifit II. G eniole,
((tIotporl in tiy ptlatoon, was the, first
manii in thtis iv~ision to lie kIlled biy
ALL TO KNOW
"13' Wi'e Siulierued so Slie ('ottld NotI
flest ni N igh li D~ru'o 'u red IIer,"'
Sn),, Noahtl Goodwlnii,
llackachie, rhlettiitisit, uriiai'y dis
(urder' s, arec caused fromt weaik, iniac
lIve kidneys, whlicht fatil to tilter' ott
andi~ the ontly wayt3 (tn i:iirthi to periani
ettly and liosit ively title stulih irou
lest , i; to r'emiove It''e t;itl'.
Theaet herbl imediucine, Dr)ieno, ne
('o1tuplishies this becaniot it'eachles thle
very rotots oif thIe idisea se. It soaks
light inito tih' stotptd utt, inactivye
kidnlieys thmt ough the' walls andt~ lininigs;
glandls; nettiralizes tand tilssolves thit
Itolio.' at'hI sit hattites atindt drivye
all t he waste mtatter' out oif theit sys
"'.\ly w~Ife sutffei'ed so she coiild tnot
resti atnighit,'' dleclares Noah (onod
wiin. Ithe twell kniown' farmei(r of Elm
Wod., C., in a signed statemtet.
''Shte had bad tains in the btack and
Ihntbs atnd loss of sleep made her nierv
01n1 and greatly ruin down.
"On the advIce of a fiendl she got
a botthe of thme new herb miediIcini,
IDrleeo, anud aftt er' taklig (only halIf a
lintte It'hle itt ns were i'elieved and
ntiow shne tests flno at night. [ thin k
Dr)geco a evonderfiti medIcIne arid have
aske'd miy d rigglst to get some in
stoic'I so I enni buy titoro anid send tiy)
fiends toiI hiim fotr It.''
Sohi surei, so pitfiet 50 (liuick and
last ing are thle results obtained from
bhe use of D~reeo, that thtr'e doses a
day for a few da~ys are often all that
Is requtiiried to eor'reet tho wvorst case
of bacekachie rhlenatismn, reguilate the
most antnying bladder' dillordet'g and
overcomte the numterous other' similar
Youil cnn obitaln an-orIginal package
of Dreo at triflIng cost from almost
any first class dr'ug stotre. Tt Ia die
pensed and~ partleularly reCommended
in Laurena by Lautrens Drug Co.
the enemy, lie was from 'Pacolet, S.
C. I haven't heard much about any
of the Lauretis boys sinee I came over
except what, you wrote me.
110i1v the influenza L; not so bad In
the States as wient you last. wrote
ie. I received your letter-s of Oct.
I ith, and surely was glad to hear from
you and to know that both are well.
Am so glad you are feeling better,
\ama. )on't worry about mne for the
worst Is over and I won't: have to
stand (he -bad weather and other rol
ditions I have had to go through with.
I have seen the horrors of war, and
Sherinan's delniton Is the only one
I know that wlI half way express It.
I only hiope I'll never see another.
It is very interesting to see the bat
tietllids and other things relatinlg to
war, btt I've seen all I care to see,
ind the little city of Lattrens will be
noisy enough for te. I'm glad I came
and would have come had I known
I'd never return, but I did not come
for the trip teross the ocean or Just
to see France, and since it is all over
I aim ready to return. There is one
thing certain-no one will ever try to
bully the Stars and Stripes atain and
say the boys 'behind them won't. fight,
for they did fight, and fought like the
devil himself. I am proud to say
hat the men of Company D, under
the most trying conditions, have
3howl tIhey are t rug Amercanms.
I anm getting the paper now, but they
all coie at onee, that is all back
niumbers. Don't expect to hear from
me very often for alwhile . bocaluse I
will be very busy, until Capt. Faerow
reti11s. - Tell all Zthe folks I am well
and give them all my love.
Lore to all.
Your devoted so.l,
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