Dear Mother, I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that I got your letter and was glad to hear from you. We were transferred back to Camp Taylor Wednesday to be discharged but it looks like we will not get out for a long time yet. They are going to let all the married men go first and then the ones with dependents and the rest of us they are going to keep until next fall. So I thought I would write home and find out if you could do anything. If I get out I will take a course in plumbing and work for Pa in the shop. The way you can do that is go down before the exemption board and get papers made out that I am needed in Pa’s shop to work and get them stamped and send them to me or the Co. Commander I Lut. Harper. If you go down don’t let them put you off without
making out the papers because they are going to transfer us to the Hospital as orderlies. I think I have done enough. We waded around in the mud for four months and I think I had out to be turned loose and that is the only way that I can get out. That is the only way that I will be able to get out. Don’t forget to go down as soon as you get this letter and send the papers as soon as you get them.
I will close for this time, hoping to hear from you soon. I remain and ever Yours Truly,
Pvt. Alfred Kaiser
2nd Co. Div. Bn. No. 1