May 2 – 1919
Dear Bro Wm
We landed here yesterday morning on the steamship Nederland
(a charter boat) made about 11 knots, and took about 12
days to cross. talk about your boats, that was one. The
weather was fine the whole way, so I didn't find any fish.
It sure is fine to be back once more. The people treated
us royal in Newport News. Gen. March was present in town,
so we had to eyes right on him. We marched about 3
miles to this camp
through a heavy rain. when we got to the barracks everyone
was soaked to the skin. We will be here about 5 days then
to camp Funston in pullmans, stopping in K.C. for 4 hrs.
This is some camp everything fixed up to suit a king.
I have ate so much candy ice cream etc. I can hardly wobble.
They are issuing passes to town now every six hrs; but I
haven't had time to get away yet, but look out when I do.
You don't have to worry about all these examinations in
Brest etc, any body can get by.
You can bring anything home you want in the line of souvenirs.
They never search anyone. I am at the Y.M. now a big show is
just starting. Well Willie I hop it isn't long before you
fellows are relieved. I know how anxious a fellow gets
to get back. Will close now take care of you all and if
there is anything you want let me know and I'll send it in
toot sweet order.
Your Bro Geo
A picture of a will be ex-soldier.