||Harvey Stich was the son of Charles Stich. He was born in Nekimi on February 15, 1898. The family moved to Oshkosh when he was young. He worked in the press room of Diamond Match Company. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in March 1917 and was sent to Camp Douglas in July 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machinegun Battalion, 42nd Division and left for France in October 1917. He served in every action and was in the Army of Occupation in Luxumbourg. He died there December 27, 1918 of pneumonia. He was burried in France, but was disinterred and returned to Oshkosh in September 1920. He is burried in Doty Street Lutheran Cemetery.
|Dates of Accumulation
||Letter from Harvey Albert Stich, Company C, 150th Machinegun Battalion, 42nd Division, to his parents in Oshkosh.
Dec. 12, 1918
Dear Father & Mother
Must take the pleasure and write today and let you know that I am well and happy and hope that you are the same or better. So that we got the Germans and we are so far in the German land. We have been on long hike, but we soon got there to the place where we can stay for a while. And I hope they will send us home very soon.
Well I may be in the town where father was born. But I guess it's a long way from the town we are in. But I guess we won't get in that town at all. So the weather is getting colder and winter is here now. And the snow will fall soon. Well I suppose it must be pretty cold there by this time too already. Well this [is] all the [news] I know today and close for this time with love and good luck to you all.
As always your
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|Location of Originals
||Uncataloged photographs from Texas 1917; World War 1 1918-9 located with World War I photographs.
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150th Machine Gun Battalion
||Harvey Stich Collection
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