Lyman County, South Dakota  Genealogy

 Military Letters, WWI

As found in old newsletters.
Transcribed by barbara stallman-speck

            Updated    Friday, March 05, 2010   

       WWII letters

Hall, E.C.    
        Camp Kelly, Texas     Jan 1918

Oacoma Argus Leader,

I am nicely located at this camp and assigned to the aviation section of the Signal Corps which is a fine branch of the service. New men are coming in every day and others going out. I do not know how long I will be here nor where I will go on leave.

I wish I could take a trip to one of our N.A. Cantonments and see what wonderful things have been accomplished during the last few months. They are all practically the same but one has paved streets, lawns, trees and all of the conveniences of a city, in fact, a large city.

There is one thing the folks at home should know about and that is the great work the YMCA is doing at these camps. Every citizen should boast about it and help it along financially. There is no other institution that is doing so much to help the government make things comfortable and homelike for the soldiers. So, whenever the YMCA subscription list comes around I hope it will be well subscribed.

The Red Cross is another institution that deserves the support of every man and woman.

We are having fine weather here. It's just like Indian Summer.

Lieut. E.C. Hall



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