This letter was written by Glenn to his mother on 30 April 1918. The letter was published in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle on 31 May, 1918 on page 3. This clipping is from Newspapers.com.
GLEN KAISER WRITES LETTER FROM FRANCE
“When Kaiser meets kaiser” there will be something doing. Glen Kaiser, who recently reached France, tells a little of things over there. He landed in France quite some time ago.
Somewhere in France,
April 30, 1918
Well, as the sun has been out two times this week, I thought I would let you know about it. It is not as cold as it has been and you know that helps because the houses here have no stoves in them. They all have fire pails, but they are no good. When we tell the people that in the U.S.A. all the houses have stoves or furnaces, they think we are giving them hot air. Well, when I tell you there are wild pigs here and there have been two or three shot in the last two weeks. We can hear them shooting pigs every night. I am going to send you a silk apron and some lace in a week or so. I have not got any mail for some time. I am sending you a greeting that the priest of this village wrote. The chaplain got to work and had it translated so the boys could send them home. So the mothers and fathers could see that we are welcome here. And this chaplain is the best in the world, a man through and through. I want you to tell everyone to write and hope you all are well. Well, hoping to get an answer soon, your son,
Hedquarters Company, 127th Inf., A.E.F., via New York.