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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. A.E.F. France April 24th 1918 Dear Mother Everything is fine here. We came out of the trenches some days ago, and are here for a few days and then we may go back again. We are now getting a much needed rest. We had no fighting while in the trenches, only a little shelling now and then, the German trenches were quite a way from us, so far that it was hard to see them with glasses, so we were not in very much danger. I got a box of tobacco and other things from W. M. Church, and it came in mighty handy it was just what I wanted. I wrote him a letter thanking him for it. This is all for this time. Hoping you and Mac Gunnery Sergeant Sgt. Arthur Russell 49th Co. 1st Bat. 5th Reg. U. S. Marines A. E. F. Torcey France
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