Second letter from Camp Mills
Sept – 12 – 17
Dear Mother & Father Bros Sisters
Thought I would drop you a few more lines to let you know
what is going and find out what is happening at home.
I hope every one is well as I am the same.
The weather here is rather warm in the day time but
at night is pretty cool. It is close to the ocean
and it is a damp cold. I hope you received the letters
I sent a few days ago. We have not been doing much
drilling lately on account of lack of proper equipment.
A new issue of uniforms are being issued. Talk about
clothes & blankets etc.
we sure have em.
I and H Swerengin(?) went to N.Y. Sunday while on leave
this is the first time I went. It sure is some burg.
There is a Y.M.C.A. on this camp grounds. About 6
YMCA's for the whole camp. Every night we have some
kind of an entertainment at them. You ought to hear
the bunch yell some. The bunch up here say they wish
they were in K.C. for just one night some of them are
sure home sick. It sure is funny to hear how some of
the fellows talk southern Eastern & western brog.
Our bunch was given credit for being the best regiment
of alaround soldiers in camp.
I met Ruth(?) H. friend of the K.C. signal corps (Pole).
Their camp is about one block from ours. It seems
funny around K.C a soldier is not treated like they
are here. Everyone here pays the highest respect to
a soldier. When we went to N.Y. it didn't cost us
a cent to get back. A fellow stopped and ask us to
ride back, bought us cigars and treated us fine
Then at Freport L.I. another fellow offered us a
ride the rest of the way; the same way with everyone
else. Soldiers are arriving every day; some clear from
Mama be sure to let me know when Smithy goes so I can
get his address.
When a fellows get away from home he sure wants to
know what is going on so don't forget to write
especially to write. Papa don't
you forget either the same with all. Best of love
From your Son & Bro