George H. & Claus Struve - brothers to Margaret
William Struve (standing) - brother to Margaret
Left for Camp Forest, Georgia, the 13th day of August 1918. He was 25 years of age.
He was in Camp Forest 5 weeks and 5 days.
Left Camp Forest the 21st of September, went to Camp Upton, Long Island, New York. Left Camp Upton for overseas October 27, 1918.
Landed at Brest, France, October 7, 1918. Received his overseas card saying he arrived safely October 12, 1918.
First letter received November 1st. He was well. We sent his Christmas package away November 23, 1918. Received 2nd letter November 27, 1918; third letter November 28, 1918. Heard from him regular ever after.
He was in Banses (note must be Vannes), France, Thanksgiving Day.
From there they were sent to Nantes, France, were there from December till February 6, 1919, and then were sent to St. Nazaire - a seaport. Stayed there till the 23rd of February 1919.
Received some pictures of himself had taken at Nantes, France.
Then headed for New York - they sailed home on the ship Magnolia. Had board 3500 soldiers. Spent his 26th birthday on the Atlantic 1000 miles from New York, and arrived in New York March 7, 1919.
Sent a message, received it the 7th of March at 8 o'clock p.m.
Sent some more pictures of himself and others March 12, 1919, from Camp Merritt, New Jersey.
Left Camp Merritt March 12, 1919, arrived at Camp Dodge early the 15th of March 1919.
Received his discharge March 18, 1919. Got home Wednesday morning the 19th at 10 o'clock.
His address was
Private William Struve
468 Engineers Pontoon Train AEF