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Admin/Biog History Otto B. Sells was the son of William and Carrie Prine Sells. He was a member of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard during the Mexican Border War and Company B, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division during World War I. He was killed by an artillery shell near the town of Fisme, France on August 4, 1918.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Letter from Otto Bernanrd Sells, Company B, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division to his parents in Oshkosh, WI.

April 10, 1918

Dear Mother & all,
Just a few lines to let you know I' in the best of health hoping it will find you all the same. We moved to a new camp. It sure is a bum place, no warmer & very little to drink. We have seen a lot of this country. We bought some swell cheese for dinner for a frank & a half a cake & the best milk I've ever drank for six cents a canteen & cup full. I've been a little slow writing but have been to busy. Mail came in today but none for me. I've volunteered to be a scout. So will know if they picked me this afternoon & is they do will let you know if I stay with the Co. or go with some body else. It has rained here the last two weeks & is trying to clear up today. Some more of our boys are with us. Close with Love, Son O.B.S.
OK Douglas ____
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.18.2
Object Name Letter
People Sells, Otto Bernard
Subjects World War I
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Title Letter
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