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Letter from Gunnery Sergeant Arthur Russell, 49th Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Brigade, 2nd Division to his mother in Oshkosh. Utica N. Y. Nov 12, 1917 Dear Mother. I rote [wrote] you a letter when I was in Washington but had not received a letter when I left camp last Saturday. I was in Washington two days and then we went to camp in a place called Quantico Va. Where we will be for a few months, drilling a lot of new men. I am here in Utica N.Y. for a two weeks course on machine guns of all kinds and the work is fine it is a little like going to school again, we have to learn to take the guns apart and put them together blindfolded, it is a little hard at first but it comes easy after a while. I got a letter from Winnie the other day and she is getting along fine. This is all for this time. Hoping this letter will find you and Mac in the best of health. From your Son A. Russell U.S. Marine Corps. Utica N.Y
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