||Frank Fabrycki was a member of the 2nd Wisconsin Regiment, National Guard during the Mexican Border War 1916. In 1917 he was assigned to Company F, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. On August 4, 1918 he was reported as missing in action, but was severely wounded by poison gas and hospitalized for several months. He lived through the war and while riding on a train, fell and struck his head. He was rushed to a hospital, but died at 7:00 PM on February 5, 1919. He was buried in American Cemetery #6 at Bazvilles sur Meuse, grave # 914. His body was returned and reburied at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lot 18.
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||Letter from Frank Fabrycke, Company F, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division to his family in Oshkosh, WI.
Oct. 9, 1918
Somewhere in France
Dear Sister and all,
Your most welcome letter I received a few days ago. But as I was at the front I could not ans. it. I am getting along fine and hope that everybody at home is the same.
Now in your letter you asked me if I saw some real fighting. Well I will say I did. Some that I will never forget the rest of my life. I just got away from a front where very hard fighting is going on at the present time. One is kept busy all the time trying to keep out of the way of some of the big shells that Fritz is sending over and that is some hard job believe me. But so far I escaped and I think that luck was with me for I had some close calls but close don't count in this war unless it is a real hit.
Well by the way things look I think that it won't be long before we will have peace at least I hope that it won't be long. The quicker they get it the better I like it.
Now you wanted to know if I want anything, to be sent to me. Well to tell the truth I don't think I do for it takes to long to get here and another thing one has to go through to much red tape to have anything sent to him. So the best is not to have any thing sent.
Now you say that you did not get the money I sent yet. I think that it will get there some time. Let me know just as soon as you receive it.
Was glad to hear that Mother got the allotment so soon.
Well I think I will close for this time.
With love to all
Write real often tell the boys to write to
Priv. Frank Fabrycke
Co. F 128 Inf.
Via New York
American P.O. 734
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