Camp Lee, Va. June 8 1918
Local Board, Oacoma
Well, we are now in our new happy home and I like it fine. We got
here Tuesday morning. There were 60 of the boys going to Camp Lee
when we left Chicago; most of them from South Dakota.
There are 200 in our veterinary school here. We have to take the same
training as the rest of the soldiers. Our job is to finish off training
horses and do veterinary work such as giving first aid to wounded
horses. All the firearm we carry is a large pistol.
We have Saturday p.m. and Sunday off. We are organizing a baseball
team and all kinds of sports here today. This is quite a camp. They tell
us there are 50,000 in Camp Lee now.
It sure is fine to see a bunch of soldiers all lined up in full
dress. It is a nice place for a camp. The soil is nearly pure sand and
won't stick to your feet, but when it gets dry it will be bad. There are
50 men in our barracks.
Well, I will ring off and line up for eats.
Wilbur V. England
Veterinary Training School
Camp Lee, Va.