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E.C. Henke

Nov. 18, 1918

Dear Mr. Cole;

       I am not able to write you anything definitely at present. Training School men are given oftimes leaving (sic) if they wish but we have seen us demobilization as yet. (sic) It is likely that the main camp men will be discharged for then may not longer be the need of heavy artillery. (sic)

       In our camp the regular routine is being carried on and former attendants say more strictly. The schedule is full from 6:45 to 10:30 with classes and drills. The food is plain but wholesome. The barracks are plainly furnished and heated by coal stoves. The rough work is done by orderlies.

       We have men from nearly every state in the union and practically every denomination. It is the only school of its kind in the world.

       Our nearest Y.M.C.A. is 3 blocks distant. All forms of the welfare work are carried on both here and in Louisville. The soldiers certainly appreciate everything done for them and I think the result will be for great good on their return to civil life. The Y.M.C.A. carries on very affectively. The building is crowded Sundays and evenings. Nine secretaries are on the staff.

       I have met only two men from Wisconsin. There must be many for there are 6,500 men in camp. I shall be glad to write my news that may come to be heard.

       Am very sorry to hear that the “flu” still gets victims. Our school is fortunate in there are no cases.

       Kentucky weather so far has been cloudy, windy and damp. We have seen nothing as yet of the country or the city adjacent to us.

       When I return I can arrange (sic) about the paper.

       With best wishes, I am,

       Sincerely Yours.

        E.C. Henke

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