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Records of Company I, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, American Expeditionary Force: Active Duty Series

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Identifier: A0029-00001

Title: Records of Company I, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, American Expeditionary Force: Active Duty Series

Description: The Active Duty materials include two chronological histories of Company I (although one seems to be a first draft of the other) and a number of 1918-1919 clippings from St. Louis area newspapers highlighting the efforts of Company I and its men. A very interesting and useful document in this series is a typewritten reminiscence titled “The Diary of a St. Louis Doughboy,” written by Private Al. J. Westing of Company I, most probably sometime in 1919. This 45-page work, written in verse, relates the author’s experiences during his period of active service, and colorfully details the soldiers’ daily lives, from the gas and trenches of front-line duty to the endless marching, training, and waiting while fighting body lice and enjoying French wines.

Rights: UND

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Dates: 1917-1919

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts
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Subjects: Armed Forces
World War, 1914-1918

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