Orin Goodrich, WWI Letters

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Camp Funston Kan, Sept 9 1917 Dear Folks: Everything working O.K. now. I've been examined vaccinated and the the Nuckoels Webster Franklin Clay and Harfare countie's men are all assigned to Co. G. 355 Inf. I don't know what I've written you before as hardly know what to tell you. Our clothes have been changed and we were given shoes under-clothing two suits hats and 2 pair socks. The underwear is partly wool and quite heavy but feels good these damp chilly mornings. This is Sunday so of course no drill. I've made known musical

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Camp Funston Kan Sept 9 1917 Dear Folks: Everything working O.K. now. I've been examined vaccinated and the Nuckolls Webster Franklin Clay and Harlan counties men are all assigned to Co. G. 355 Inf. I don't know what I've written you before so hardly know what to tell you.

Our clothes have been changed and we were given shoes under clothing two suits hats and 2 pr socks. The underwear is partly wool and quite heavy but feels good these damp chilly mornings.

This is Sunday so of course no drill. I've made known musical

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ability and they've assured me that I'll be placed in a band. I've been scouting around a little and have secured several names of musicians not only in our regiment but also in the others. We can organize a camp band if we find men enough who have their instruments along and men who play in the camp band are right in line for the regimental bands - Breakfast

Since breakfast I've gone to the medical dispensary and secured a physic. I've had a slight headache at times due perhaps to the vaccination as much as constipation. I'll be allright tonight. I don't know what the stuff was they gave me but I could taste the salts in it.

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1917, Sept.19

National Army. The Kansas men are arriving on every train. There will be 16 thousand men here in a few days. This old camp will sure be full.

They wont have to run around all over the camp like we did for all their equipment is right here in their barrack. Well just hand it out to them and they'll be fixed up in a jiffy. They will all be vaccinated and innoculated just as soon as possible after they arrive. It dont make any difference if one has a real good vaccination scar they vaccinate him anyhow.

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working this A.M.

We areexpected to take two baths each week. It takes a lot of mental determination to step under that cold shower besides it takes your breath but the after effect is good.

When writing me please direct the mail Orin L Goodrich Co. G 355 INF Camp Funston Kansas. You see we're not at Riley and probably won't be I hope not for some of the chaps who have been transfered to this camp say this is Heaven compared with Riley.

A type written copy for orders for sentinels? of post has been posted and we are expected to memorize it as soon as

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