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World War I Letters

6 August 1918: Roy Brenneman

letter letter letter envelope envelope

Dear Sister
you letter rec. some few
days ago glad to hear
you were all well.
I am all o.k. Sure has
been a hot day.
I had a letter from Father
he said he was going
home abot 15th this mo.
Sell out and [move?] to
Sheffield. Ben says they
can make good wages
up there so if he could
get a good job and
stay at home, it would
be lots better for mother
and children.
Well we have a new
commanding officer, now
I think he will be better

about giving us furlough
so I may put in for
one some time in Oct
about the first. Well I
think I can get the 1 cent
rate, if the C. [commanding?] officer
gives us a card to
show that we are on a
furlough then we can
get the 1 cent rate.
I had a letter from Amos
last night written
June 19 guess you have
heard from him since
then, they sure are doing
some great work over
there, if we could get at
them with what men
we have now all at one
time it would be good
by Kiser tho I think
it will last a long

time yet. but we can't
tell what will happen
I was reading a letter a
soldier had written home
he said it was a sin to
have to kill some of the
German soldiers, they were
kids 14 and 15 years old
so if they have to take the
kids, they are about thro.
Well I want to write Mary
and the others so
we'll close hoping
this finds each and
all well, leaves
me o.k.

ans soon
as ever
Roy


Dear Sister,
Your letter received some few
days ago; glad to hear
you were all well.
I am all o.k. Sure has
been a hot day.
I had a letter from Father;
he said he was going
home about the 15th this month.
Sell out and move to
Sheffield. Ben says they
can make good wages
up there so if he could
get a good job and
stay at home, it would
be lots better for mother
and children.
Well we have a new
commanding officer, now.
I think he will be better

about giving us furlough
so I may put in for
one sometime in October,
about the first. Well I
think I can get the 1-cent
rate; if the commanding officer
gives us a card to
show that we are on a
furlough, then we can
get the 1-cent rate.
I had a letter from Amos
last night, written
June 19. Guess you have
heard from him since
then; they sure are doing
some great work over
there; if we could get at
them with what men
we have now all at one
time it would be good-
bye Kaiser though I think
it will last a long

time yet. But we can't
tell what will happen.
I was reading a letter a
soldier had written home;
he said it was a sin to
have to kill some of the
German soldiers, they were
kids 14 and 15 years old,
so if they have to take the
kids, they are about through.
Well, I want to write Mary
and the others so
we'll close hoping
this finds each and
all well. Leaves
me o.k.

Answer soon,
As ever,
Roy