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The following transcription has been contributed to this site by Joyce Schumacher Heide.


This is a letter from Private Fred W. Mohler dated January 11, 1918
Jefferson Barracks, MO. Postmarked St. Louis, MO Jan 12, 1918 to Mrs. J. B. Mohler
Dear Folks,

Well my pal and I were on shipment yesterday and today and got called off so will be here for a week more any way and maybe longer. The Sargent told three of us he would do his best to get us on the next shipment but that it will not be called before the middle of next week. We have sure been having a blizzard today snow wind and about five below zero. Four of us are taking the first shift for tonight it sure gets cold in these shacks. The shacks
are about one hundred foot long; twenty foot wide and ceiling about ten foot high and they have three little heating stoves in them. We each will fire for two hours. Well if you want to write any thing to me do it right away
and I may get it before I am called again for shipment. You will get this about Monday and if you write then I will get it about Weds or Thursday so I will look for a letter about then.

Yours as ever,
Add. Fred. W. Mohler
Jefferson Barracks 15th Co. Missouri.

P.S. Telephone a J. Salmen and tell him to write to that address right away Monday.


His sister Grace wrote a letter to Private Fred W. Mohler, Co. D, 24th Engineers, Amer. Exp. Force in New York on May 19, 1919.

Died of a coronary thrombosis 6 Oct 1928. B 2-123 Carroll Court House, Carroll, IA. Buried at Carroll Cemetery.

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