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-9- until dawn the next morning when I was loaded with others in an ambulance and forwarded back to another hospital. It was on to another one, for the driver found that the one was full where we were ordered and he continued to drive from one to another until finally sometime in the afternoon we landed at one which took us in. This was in the vicinity of Suilly. It had been used by the French in 1914 and 1916 and had only been opened that day by the Americans. For comfort we had a straw mattress on boards and blankets but no sheets, but to me it was perfect service with complete comfort. This was a temporary frame building roughly constructed with about twenty beds on each side of the room. Most of the patients here were gas patients and I have never looked on such a pitiful sight and suffering. Several men died before I had been there more than an hour and as their remains were taken out the ambulance would be ready to unload the ghastly remains of another unlucky one into the bunk just vacated. You could always tell when one of the buddies was near "going west" for the orderly would enclose his bunk with a screen. While there one of the nurses showed me the inner lining of one of the men's windpipe which she had pulled from his throat. She said he was in the act of choking to death when she removed it. Poor fellow, he soon joined his departed comrades which was a blessing for his suffering was awful. I remained there for two days. The second night we were loaded in the ambulance and we soon found ourselves ready to be loaded on a hospital train to be sent to