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Floyd E. Oswald Letter

Identifier: SC 00061

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Letter from Floyd E. Oswald (1890-1931) to his mother dated December 8, 1918.  He describes fighting in the front lines in the trenches and also the elation over hearing of a signed armistice.  Private Oswald was attached to Compnay B of the 322 Machine Gun Battalion until September 12, 1918 and then to Machine Gun Company 113th Infantry where he served in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. From July 22, 1918 to May 14, 1919 he was attached to the American Expeditionary Forces.  Private, First Class Osborn was honorably discharged from the Army May 29, 1919.   Source:


  • 1918 December 8

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Guide to the Floyd E. Oswald Letter
Finding Aid Authors: Christina Luers.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository