The Western Star, August 23, 1918.
Donnie King, son of Bob King of this city, was probably the first Comanche-co. boy to be wounded at the front in northern France. Following is a copy of a letter his father received from him the first of this week:
July 21, 1918
I am dropping you a few lines to let you know that I am feeling very good, but can't say I am well this time. I was wounded the 16th of July in the chest and got some gas, too, but will be all right soon. I think the big fight started on the 14th and is still going on. The Dutch are getting what is coming to them. When I seen them coming over my bristles went up like Carlo's used to, and papa, you can tell the boys if they want to know, that I am getting my share of them. It is like hunting rabbits in the snow. Well, papa, what are you doing for yourself? I hope you are well, and having a good living. I don't know any more to tell you so will close for this time. Hoping to hear from you soon, I will say good bye.
As Ever, Your son,
Pvt. N. D. King, Co. F., 165 Inf., A. E. F.
AMONG OUR BOYS.
Donnie King, son of Bob King of this city, when last heard from was in a hospital near the trenches in northern France recovering from a wound in the chest received several weeks ago. Read his letter published elsewhere in this paper. Donnie was born in this county and grew to young manhood here. He was a passenger on the transport "Tuscania," which was sunk by a German submarine on February 5, but was among the fortunate ones who escaped drowning and who were rescued on the west coast of Ireland.
Letter from Donnie King, November 1, 1918, written while recovering from battle wounds in France.
Letter from Don King, published 04 Oct 1918.
Don & Helen (Roehr) KING (Biographies)
Surnames: Booth, King, Reed & Roehr.
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