The Western Star, October 4, 1918.
From Our Soldiers and Sailors:
Letter from DONNIE KING
August 29, 1918
I am now dropping you a few lines to let you know that I am still O.K. Feeling very good today. I got up once a bit too soon and it made me sick so I had to go back to bed again. I still have shrapnel in my lung. I don't know if they are going to take it out or not, but think maybe they will. I have enough to carry anyhow, without carrying any extra lead. Ha! Ha! I have a good bed to lie in and plenty to eat. Everything is fixed up Jake here so you don't need to worry about me, for I'll show up in the round-up, for fall. Ha! Ha! Dad, you ought to be a soldier for there are a lot of old maid nurses over here. They would sure take good care of you.
Well, pap, hoping you are well, I will close for this time. With best wishes and hoping to hear from you soon,
from your son,
Pvt. DON KING,
Co. F., 165 Inf. A. E. F.
Letter from Donnie King, August 23, 1918, written before being wounded in battle in France..
Letter from Donnie King, November 1, 1918.
Don & Helen (Roehr) KING (Biographies)
Surnames: Booth, King, Reed & Roehr.
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