Soldier Letters (excerpt)

Received by Mr. and Mrs. Studebaker of Pleasant Hill street from Bugler Dewey Studebaker, Battery C, 60th A.R.T., C.A.C, A.E.F, France:

Dear Father and Mother:

I have received all of your mail and sorry because I have not wrote sooner, but I have not had the chance to get writing paper.

I am in the best of health and hope you are all the same. I am looking forward to the days that I will be sailing back to the dear old U.S.A. with the best of health and can enjoy a good diner set before me at home. I suppose you had began to think I have been killed, but I am feeling fine and looking as good as when I left. We are having lots of rain now over here. You will have to excuse this writing paper. One of our men met a lady in the Salvation Army and she said her names was Studebaker and was from Iowa. I did not get to see her.

I am enjoying life at the present time. I am sleeping on a French bed and have plenty to eat, so don’t worry about me. Haven’t drawn any pay since I have been here but I am getting along very nicely, it would not do us any good if we did. I am living in a French house, and I think I am lucky to be in this time.

I am writing by candle light. The boys have gone to bed. The cook and I are up writing letters.

I will come to a close for this time. Hoping this letter will find you all well and enjoying life and wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Lots of love,

From your son,

DEWEY STUDEBAKER

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, December 18, 1918.

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