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Letter from Corporal Walter Thorne, Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, to his mother, Emma W. Thorne. Somewhere in France [March 1918] Dearest Mother, Just a line or two letting you know I am well and feeling fine and all the boys are the same. Someone got a letter with a report that our whole company was not in existence any more. Well do not believe anything as it is all false. Some one of those pro-Germans I suppose got to talking and likes to scare the people. But whatever they say do not believe it until you get a final notice and then will be time. Had a little episode with a mule the other night or rather his hind feet, but came out of the melee alright. I guess the mule found out I was a pretty tough proposition anyway, as I only got a scratch on my leg and a bump on my head. We have some pretty rough weather today and it has been raining for the past day or so and naturally we do not have to drill so we should worry. Saw a bunch of Turkish prisoners the other day and now believe me they looked as if they could scare the devil himself. They sure are a hard looking bunch. Well, as I never know much to write over here at least what will pass the censor, so guess I will have to say so long until the next letter and I try to manage to send you one a week but I do not know if you get them that way or not. So give my love to all and keep most of it for yourself. Lovingly, Your Soldier Son, Wallie Corp. W. Thorne Co. C, 150 M.G. Bn. A. E. F.
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