From Camp Dodge (McDermott)
July 30, 1918.
I will write you a few lines this evening to let you know how I am getting along for I know you are glad to hear from me. I am well and having a good time, everything going along to make life very happy. I got to bed at three o’clock Saturday morning, and at seven had my breakfast; at eight o’clock we were lined up in rotation, and laid around again until time to eat. Sunday I went to church the same as though I were at home, except there was no girls to smile at. Monday we were put into squads (eight in a squad) and put up tents. I got nearly all Irishmen in my tent. This forenoon they had our squad lining up tent pins.
This afternoon our company was examined, some were mad because they didn’t pass and others were mad because they did. I passed.
I was a little nervous the first day or two, but am getting acquainted with the people now and am very contented.
From your twin brother,
A. F. McDermott
60 Co., 15th B.N. 163,
Camp Dodge, Ia.