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Admin/Biog History John E. Elbert was the pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church located at the south east corner of Bowen and School. His wife's name was Ella J. Elbert.
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Collection John E. Elbert
Dates of Accumulation 1944
Abstract Letter from Private Ralph Scheer, 103rd Medical Training Battalion at Camp Robinson, to Reverend John E. Elbert.

Camp Robinson, Ark
March 8, 1942

Rev. J. E. Elbert

I thought I would drop you a line or two to let you know where I was. I am located at the 103rd Medical Training Battalion at Camp Robinson down here in Arkansas.

The weather down here is much warmer than up in Oshkosh but we have a lot of rain here. Saturday and Sunday it rained and then it turned into snow. Now we have about four inches of snow and slush to march through.

This Army life isn't so bad but sometimes they do things just the opposite of what a person outside of the Army would do it.

They sure have a lot of churches here in camp and you can go to any church you want to. The Church that I go to is charge of Chaplain Bazzell. He came from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a very nice chaplain.

We sleep in tents out here with five fellows to a tent. The other four fellows are from Milwaukee.

We get up at 5:30 in the morning and we have to be in bed at 11:00 P.M. The lights go out at 10 o'clock and it's almost that now so I think I'll have to close now but I'll write later.

Best Regards
Ralph Scheer
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG72.11
Object Name Letter
People Elbert, John E.
Scheer, Ralph
Subjects World War II
Military camps
Military training
Title Letter
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