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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. 49th Co. U.S.M.C. 5th. Reg. 1st. Bat. March 22, 1918 Dear Mother It has been some time since I wrote you a letter. But I am getting along fine and I hope you and Mack are well. The winter is over with here, and it is getting nice and warm now. We have moved from where we were to this place and we expect to go up in the trenches in a few days for about a weeks instruction and then we move again. This is a nice country, we are camped in the woods and the may flowers are in bloom, but a little noisy from the big guns, although we are out of range and safe, but we hear them day and night. I have not received a letter from you since I have ben [been] in France. You must of got my address wrong so I am sending you a envelop that is addressed all you have to do is to write the letter put it in the envelop put a stamp on it and send it and then I am sure to get it. Tell me all the news. I have not heard from any of the others for a long time. This is all for this time hoping you are feeling as well as I am From your Son With love Arthur Russell 49th. Co. 5th. Reg. 1st. Bat. U.S.M.C. A.E.F. Best regards to all France
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