Letters Home: Arthur M. Carr

From the April 18, 1918 Skidmore News, page 10:

A Letter From Arthur M. Carr.

Fort Crook, Nebraska, April 14, 1918.

Dear Editor and Friends: —

I think it is high time I am writing to let you know that I receive your paper, and thanking you for sending it to me.

I want to say that though I have been away from old Nodaway county for a number of years and have traveled over a greater part of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, my happiest moments are spent in thinking of my boyhood days along the Nodaway river where I used to fish for catfish.

I have been one of Uncle Sam’s soldier boys since the 10th of last July.  I enlisted in Aurora, Illinois, and from there I was sent to Chicago, then to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where I was examined and sworn into service.  From there a train load of us was sent to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, where we were assigned to companies and began training.

About November 1, the 41st got its orders to move to Fort Crook, and here we are stationed in one of the best located posts in the U. S.

As this letter is getting rather long, I will close with best regards to all.

Arthur M. Carr, Co. B, 41st Infantry, Fort Crook, Neb.