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Letter from Lieutenant Arthur R. Bahr to Kate Mand informing her of the death of her son, Nicholas J. Mand Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. Describes his wounding on August 2, 1918 and final moments before death. American E. F. France Aug. 24, 1918 Mrs. Kate Mand: It is with the deepest sorrow that I have to inform you that you have given to America-to Liberty and to the ideals of a free people-the supreme sacrifice-your son. Nick was seriously wounded about noon of August 2nd. he died peacefully a few hours later. I went to Nick shortly after he was wounded and gave him "first aid" and cheered him up a bit, he was brave to the last. America grieves the loss of a soldier-you grieve the loss of a son. Though your grief be deep let it be a comfort to know that Nick was a true son and a brave soldier. Expressing the sympathy of the Officers and men of Company C. I remain yours truly Lieut. Arthur R. Bahr Co. C. 150 M. G. Bn.
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