Letter from Paul W. Derrickson to Ralph N. Derrickson, 27 March 1918
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telling us what to get, and in consequence thereby I laid out about a thousand dollars which was complete nonsence.
There are potentially only four things that you need bring. one good suit -- 1 trunk locker 1 bedding roll without blankets as your company furnish these and a Dark brown belt. Anything else will be just a burden on your hands -- Please take my word for it and do not buy anything else -- no pistols -- no field glasses-- nothing but what I have mentioned above. Shoes -- underwear -- issue suits -- socks -- pistols -- glasses -- and in fact everything that you will need will be issued you -- I have