David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 19 August 1918
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Angers, France August 19, 1918. My precious Love: We have finished our work here and I'm now waiting for some special orders that are coming from our Hdqrs at Tours. I wish I could tell you what my next duty will be, but I dont know yet- shall write you again as soon as I find out. Have met four members of our old training Co. while here. Two of them have just been sent to the Front. One who was badly gassed remains here with a Replacement camp & will help train new men for duty at the front. I suppose Miss Wilcox & Miss Montgomery are now on their way to France. How I should like to see them & get news of you! Two letters were received from you last week, written July 7th & 14th you spoke of getting only one short letter after waiting two weeks. I have written every week & generally more than one. Am afraid my friends are beginning to think I'm very unappreciative, for I've been owing some of them letters for a long time. Wrote to Arabel a day or two ago, the first in about two months- & she writes me every week. Have been owing Fanny a letter since the first of June. Have just heard from her, and she expressed her great pleasure over hearing that Carrie had gotten married. She wants to know "What about