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Pvt. Herbert Hocamp

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from Montana





Apr. 3, 1918

Am nearing Billings, Montana.  When we were in Lincoln it thundered, lightnined [sic] rained and snowed and all day today went through deep snow.  All we saw today was snow and sage brush, rocks, bluffs and plains and now since we got into Montana itís getting less till now we see green grass.  Saw the mountains out a distance, also General Custerís battle field a few minutes ago.  Saw quite a few Indians.  I wouldnít live in Wyoming if they gave me the state, all they have there are homesteaderís  huts.  Mr. Ditman from Atlantic is on the train (Liby Dittmanís father).  He is going to visit his daughter in this state.  Feel fine but awfully stiff.  Emma

Tell the rest.

-source: Cheryl Siebrass. Letters from her Grandmother's sister Emma and Herbert (brother-in-law) while stationed stationed at Fort Worden, WA.


-Submitted by Cheryl Siebrass
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Cass http://iagenweb.org/cass/ and Audubon counties http://www.iagenweb.org/audubon/