WORLD WAR I
Letter

Previous Next World War I Exhibit Page Home Search
Record 106/678
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Image
Enlarge Image
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 1, 1918
France

Dear Folks & all,
Just a few lines to let you know I'm in the finest of health. Hoping it will find you all the same. We sure are having our rainy season. Hasn't cleared up so far & this is four thirty in the afternoon. I took a swell bath & changed into a clean outfit. Mail is in but couldn't find which barracks it is in. In spite of a steady down pour of rain yesterday afternoon crowds of people were out to our camp. It sure is fun trying to make them learn our language & I suppose the same to them. I rec'd a letter from my Pal. He is Walter Herzog the one who married the Nimmer girl. That's the only one I can make out he lives on 920 Oregon St. I also rec'd. three from you March 11-12-14 sure glad to get them. I've a lot of writing to do today & will not have time to morrow. Well news is scarse so will close with Love. Your Son, Corp. O.B.S.
P.S. Regards to all & Best of luck.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.18.4
Object Name Letter
People Sells, Otto Bernard
Subjects World War I
Soldiers
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Casualties
Title Letter
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ For access to this image, contact scross@ci.oshkosh.wi.us

NOTICE: This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities for educational and/or research purposes as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation without the permission of The Oshkosh Public Museum. 2005 Oshkosh Public Museum, All Rights Reserved   
Last modified on: December 12, 2009