June 10, 1918
Your letter of May 9 received yesterday. Also one from Papa. It was sure fast to get them. Also the pictures as it is the first mail I have had in quite a while, for we have been quite unsettled lately and very busy.
I suppose you are reading about what is going on over here. We worked about four days and nights continuously and I sure was tired. But I am resting at present. The Americans have the Boche checked and have driven them back quite a distance.
I have been lucky enough so far not to get a scratch, but had some close calls. It is very hard on a guy’s nerves so can’t help but get scared sometimes.
I have come to the conclusion that General Sherman was right when he said war was hell. Although he did not know anything about warfare of the present day.
Well, I haven’t much to write about so will close with love to all from your brother,
Robert E. Schalles
1st Ambulance Co. A.E. F.
via New York