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Thomas E. Craddock letter to his mother, Rosa Lee Edmondson Craddock, 29 May 1919

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AMERICAN Y.M.C.A. ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 2 sending all the boys to the Camp nearest thier homes - I had a letter from Aunt Lula and Virginia both today, was mighty to get them - Virginia said Mickey was dead - I wrote her a Card today and told her that I hoped she would soon get over it - Aunt Lula said she wanted me to hurry up and come back that she wanted to hear me talk - I dont want you all to expect to hear too much, but I believe I can tell you a few things about the Army that Abe hasn't -