Thursday, November 20, 2008

My own Armistice

Sam Matthews' column in the Nov. 15 Tracy Press brought back my own World War I memories, though I was born some 65 years after the conflict ended.

My great-grandfather served in one of the American telegraph units stationed in France, and while he was there, he sent home plenty of postcards to his bachelor-for-life brother, Ernie Jaeger.

Here's a few views from the Western Front, as well as handwritten proof (if you can read it) that the Doughboys really were "whipping the Huns."


Anonymous said...

Brother-in-law, but who's quibbling. Postacrds looked great!

Anonymous said...

But my typing is terrible!