So this is what it’s like to go out on patrol!
Originally posted on Soldiers' Mail:
Somewhere in France
Dearest sister Madaline
I haven’t written you in such a terrible long time it looks as if I have forgotten you but it isn’t so the reason was on account of being in the line. I spent fourteen long days in the line and therefore you see my letter is going to be long and interesting. Well dear sister after you read what I have to say you will notice that it was not only my praying but also yours and the gift of god. God surely was with me and I can honestly say that I am the luckiest man on two feet to be where I am today. Of course dear sister a man when writing gets an opportunity to exaggerate things but everything I am writing is so true that it would be impossible to exaggerate a single thing.