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Letter, 27 November 1917, from Harvey L. Parker

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[picture of Army men with following notation:] ARMY Y.M.C.A. BIBLE CLASS DURING REST PERIOD ON PRACTICE MARCH. THE ASSOCIATION TENT ALWAYS GOES WITH THE MEN ON THESE HIKES. THE BOYS ARE PROUD OF THEIR TESTAMENTS. [handwritten letter continues] Nov or Dec 19th or about that time, let me know at once for I have a little money but if I sent it to you as I have been doing I will not have eny to come Home on if I Should get the chance You know the reason we will get paid off on Dec 18th or 19th is we are about 2 weeks & over behind time every month but it may differant this time & I hope so too When I fixed up those papers for you I lost all chanch of getting out of the army I may get Home Xmas but do not know for sure, as the only ones that have gotten off are the ones that went to get married or some ones people died so you see it is a matter of Life or death Yours Lovingly Harvey