In the letter Bedsole describes fighting in the Battle of Cantigny, which was the first American offensive of World War I; he refers to the German troops as "Fritz." During the war Bedsole served as a second lieutenant in Battalion A, 7th Field...
During World War I, Washburn served with McGavock in Company B of the 312th Machine Gun Battalion of the American Expeditionary Forces. In the first letter, he gives Mrs. McGavock details about her son's service and death. Washburn explains that he...
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