Postcard and letters, 1918

Croghan, George A.,. 1897-1962


0.1. linear ft. (1 folder).
Two letters and one postcard written to William Huler of Cascade, Wisconsin by George Croghan, also from Cascade, who served with the Headquarters Company, 120th Field Artillery, 32nd Division in World War I. The postcard was sent from Camp Ruston, Louisiana and states that the unit is now on its way overseas. Two letters were written from France. The first letter (July 10, 1918) provides evidence of the soldier as "tourist" and discusses the sights Croghan has seen in France including a castle, white rock homes, Paris, and his camp near the Loire River. He mentions events at home, keeping up with his diary, promotion from private to corporal, and closes by beseeching Huler to keep writing. The second letter (November 8, 1918) refers to high jinks of friends back home, catching up with the rest of his "bunch" to give them a "lift in running the Huns," the fighting reputation of the 32nd Division, and his feelings that peace will be declared before Huler gets his letter. He questions why a friend back home waited to be drafted rather than enlist with his bunch as he could have helped "check the Germans at Chateau Thierry."..
Mss34, F22 (5-1-4).
Previously known as Mss 2006.322.

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