Wilbur, Morton C.
Bordeaux, France Oct. 21, 1918
Dear Mother and Father,
I received your letter of Sept. 10th Saturday night and was sure glad
to hear from you. I visited the city of Bordeaux again yesterday and I
took in a few more sights. Things have begun to grow old to me around
here and I'm growing anxious to get toward the front.
I don't figure this is going to last much longer, but I hope we don't
have to stop until old Bill Kaiser has paid in full for the damage he
We don't know how you folks at home feel, but there is not an
American soldier who is ready to come home until the old Devil is
No Man's Land where the Irish fell, we'll start the Kaiser's private
Well stab him, jab him, give him gas. In every wound, we'll pour ground
We'll march him out where the brave boys died; out past the lads he
In the fearful gloom of his living tomb there is one more thing we're
going to do ...
We'll make him sing in a stirring manner the much-loved words of the
"Star Spangled Banner".
I'm glad Ted has been made a Corporal and I wish he would come to
France as he will probably never get another chance. It is time I
landed in England and came clear across by rail. It is a very beautiful
trip and shows years of cultivation and hard labor.
Well, I must close for now and hope to hear from you soon.
I am as well and happy as if I were in the United States.
Corp. Morton C. Wilbur