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“With the Colors”
Dec. 22 1917
I got here the 21. I was three day on the road. it is fine here and like it but we are going East in two or three weeks if I pass. We left camp grant the day before pay day we got pay here the 10 of Jan and them will get two month at ones. this is a poor start. people live in boxes here. I seen miles of Bald cotton on the way here and more [word omitted] then white. it gets cold here nights and hot in the day. We went for a hike this morning went up to Waco. it is a fine city. Say tell dad to send me some Razer Blades or ead. Well this is all I know so answer soon.
Co. E 127 Inf.