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V-Mail Letter from Staff Sergeant Irving E. "Kelly" Kellenberger, Company C, 28th Infantry, 8th Division, to Reverend John E. Elbert. July 29, 44, France Dear Rev. First of all greetings to you and all from the front lines in France. I'm feeling great & hope you are also. The Jerries are a tough customer but they are falling back steadily. I've had lots of experiences that I never really [thought] I'd ever run into. Sorry I can't say anything bout them but I will say that may God grant that this war ends soon. It's a shame what war will do to a country. Where I am is nothing but wreckage, shell holes etc. We've been getting plenty of supplies though such as cigs. etc on the front. Just before an attack one night we had Beef Steak right on our front line. Boy it sure was good. Sauer Kraut too. Probably captured from the Germans. Ha. We've gotten lots of prisoners already & gee some look about 14 yrsold. "Rommels Young Fanatics they are". Well Rev. sorry can't write more now but I'll be back soon as possible. Take care & I'll be thinking of you all & sure hope to be seeing you all soon. Your Pal "Kelly"
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