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Letter from Paul W. Derrickson to Ralph N. Derrickson, 27 March 1918

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AMERICAN Y.M.C.A. ON ACTIVE SERVICE with the AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

drawn up a list of everything that we use and those are the things I want you to get.

I am now a veteran warrior having been assigned to the 1st Division which is the 1st division that arrived in France -- they are regulars and have been holding their sector of the front for a long time. I go back in -- in a very short time, but while I was out I wanted to write and congratulate you and be sure to tell you what not to do.

Sincerely hoping that I may hear from you in the very near future. I am as ever Your loving Bro Paul.

Lieut. Paul W. Derrickson Co B -- 28th Inf. A.E.F.

OK Lt. PW Derrickson Co. B 28 Inf A.E.F.