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Admin/Biog History Rolland S. Retelle was born in Manistee, MI on March 30, 1895, the son of Albert Retelle. The family moved to Oshkosh circa 1896 and he graduated from Oshkosh High School and the Business College. He worked as a stenographer for the Oshkosh District Attorney D. K. Allen. He was drafted July 18, 1918 and trained at Camp Hancock, Georgia. He shipped out for France September 25, 1918. He was hospitalized with pneumonia on October 5, 1918 and died October 15, 1918 in Brest, France. He was burried in the American Cemetery, Lambezellec, Finisters, France and reburried at Riverside Cemetery in Lot 4, Block 5.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation September 25, 1918
Abstract Postcard with lithographic image of soldiers writing letters to Albert Retelle from his son Rolland S. Retelle, Machine Gun Company Replacement Depot, from Camp Hancock, Augusta, GA.

Hello folks, how are you? I am fine & will write you tomorrow.
Best regards to all friends,
Your son
Rolla
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.9.5
Object Name Postcard
People Retelle, Rolland S.
Subjects World War I
Soldiers
Letters
Writing
Military training
Title Postcard
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