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From the Soldiers (Dixon)

From Camp Funston.

Dear Friend and Editor:

I landed in camp Thursday, Sept. 21 and am having a good time, all I want to eat and wear.

I am in Battery A. Our battery here organized a committee to get up a foot ball team, a basket ball team, and got a $125 Victrola. We are also going to have a band. All this is sport for us. We are in the field artillery, pulling 3-in. guns; they carry a distance of 5 miles. We will start drilling with horses in about a week.

Had a pretty good time today; we went on a hike over in the hills and were trained there until about three o’clock in the afternoon, then we went ot the training ground and had a ball game. The first section played the third section, and the game was 14 to 2 in favor of the first section. We have a good sergeant. He is now making a checker board for us.

Would like to hear from some of the folks.

Take care of the bean crop because Uncle Sam will need them all.

Yours truly,
Carl M. Dixon
Camp Funston, Kas.

The Farnam Echo 14(44):1, Thursday, 11 October 1917

 



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