During World War I, Roberts served in Company B of the 167th U.S. Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses family members; encourages the people at home to raise as many food crops as possible; and mentions the alcohol that is available to the...
In the letter Clifford asks his father to send money for his tuition and allowance, and he comments on the president and the possible entry of the United States into World War I: "To-day I am eighteen. Just old enough to be shot by the Germans but...
In the letter John briefly describes recent fighting against the Germans, during which he has worked with French troops and Marines. He mentions meeting a soldier from Montgomery and thanks his family and friends for all the letters they have sent.
In the letter John tells of his regiment's arrival in Germany, describing the land, climate, and people. He discusses the prevalent German attitude toward the American victors in the small towns they have visited: "As a conquering army, I think we...
In the letter John writes of an American attack on German forces in France, describing the trenches, casualties, prisoners, and battlefield: "Our wounded showed wonderful nerve and good spirit. The Germans too were rather uncomplaining, with a few...
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