Wwi Letter 1918 47th Machine Gun Average Life 2 Minutes Camp Kearney Ww1 Ww 1 I For Sale
An original World War One related letter including the envelope written by Jim Cleek.The letter is dated Sept 25 1918. The letter reads:
I received your letter today the first one that I have received for sometime.............it willbe quite a surprise to you when I tell you that I am now in the machine gun corps one of the most deadly weapons and forces in the present war out side of the avaitors. I am very proud to be in such a corps unlessI should be transferred else where but I don't think so. I only have one thing that I hate to tell you and that is the average life of a machine gun man in the trenches is 2 minutes so dear I have a very little chance of coming back but I may even at that. If I haveto sacrifice my life for such a great cause I do hope you will look upon the matter in a happy spirit dear girl for I will be nobly buried with honors..............My new address is Pvt. James C. Cleek (Co a.) 47th Machine Gun Bn. Camp Kearny Calif.
Theletter is in good condition with some light wear.
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