Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges April 03, 2011
"On Active Service With The American Expeditionary Force" Feby. 2, 1919
Nimes, France This letter is written on stationery from: The American YMCA (Logo) Also stamped:
Your letter was received just be- for I left St. Bliu (?) I certainly was glad to hear from you & hope you will write again soon.
I have had a fine trip to spend a day in Di Jon and several hours in Marseilles on my way here. Nimes has a population of about 80,000
but is quite different from our American city of the same size. It is a good place to rest, and that is what most of our boys want. We
sleep as late as we like & feel like as was back in civilian life. The weather has been very good & you don't know how glad one is to get
out of mud and see sun shine. I have had several interesting trips out from here. I sent some cards & pictures to Sue which will give you
an idea of some things I have seen. I will write you as soon as I return to my Battery telling you all about my trip. I will start back
tomorrow. I guess my next trip will be to the one every one is longing for.
I am glad you have a nice crowd at the school. There are lots of gay ones over here. I will close for this time as I want to go to the
Cpl. Charles Gordon Tate
Battery "F" 316 F.A.
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