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Letter from Harvey Stich, Company C, 150th Machinegun Battalion, 42nd Division, to his sister-in-law. Nov. 28, 1918 Dear sister in law Received your letter for some time ago, and was glad to hear from you, and it was just when we were on our move, so now we got them Germans in the trap. Hilda, if you only knew just one thing where we are now, it would be a big surprise for you folks. I have met Jim Harts about a week ago and he is a Red Cross [Medic] in the 8th Division. Hilda, we are in some part of the world that you folks may not know, but I think it won't take long [and] we [will] be in a good country. Hilda, you have read that letter I wrote to you that a German Prisoner said that the war was going to be [at] an end by the last of this year. And the weather is getting colder now too, and today is Thanksgiving Day. I hope you have a roast. Hilda, don't forget to save some of it for me Ha, Ha. Hilda, how is the Saloons? Are they open yet or are they closed? If they are closed, it [will] be hard for the old men that like beer so bad. When we return from over here, then we'll open the Saloons again and have a good time again with old men and put old Oshkosh on tap again. Hilda, as long that I'm in the best of health and happy and hope that you all are the very same or better. I hope this letter will reach you by New Year's and it will be a happy New Year to you all, and close with love and good luck to you all. Your brother Harvey Answer soon.
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