[The top portion of this letter is missing]
April 12, 1918
I am getting quite used to the sound of the guns which sometimes is a continuous roar for hours. There are no women or children this near the front.
There is not much to spend money for. I have deposited 30 dollars with the paymaster since I came over here, this I will get when discharged.
I will inquire about my insurance, for I think they would certainly send you a policy or something to show for it. The A.E.F publishes a weekly paper over here and I am having it sent to you. I guess this will be all for this time.
Answer soon with love to all the folks.
Robert E. Schalles
Amb Co. No. 1
A.E.F via New York
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