Ramon Sweeney Letters

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National War Work Council OF THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS "With the Colors"

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Jan. 8th 1918

Dear Ma,

Left Goat Hill day before yesterday. We were suppose to stay in detention camp three days here, but a bunch came in from the east coast to night so they made us pack up our bags & hammocks at eight oclock and get out. They put us in the barracks so now we will have the priveledge of the Y.M.C.A. that were I am writing from to-night. We can't do nothing with the affidavits yet as they won't take them till the fifteens of the month. There is nothing much to tell about this place the only thing that bothers us is the cold weather and when we will get out of here. We get liberty Saturday over Sunday

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Letterhead: American Flag (on left side)

National War Work Council OF THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS "With the Colors"

Y.M.C.A. logo (on right side)

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but I will not come home till about the following week as it cost $1.10 round trip.

I have not seen Earl Snell yet but have met lot of the other boys I know.

Will close now as there is nothing more to write about. Hoping everone is well since I was home.

With love to all Ray

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National War Work Council OF THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS "With the Colors"

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Chapal that long they decided they would not bury him then. As I guess they thought they would get to wet.

Well I have not told you the best news yet. Last Sunday my name was posted for a discharge and I am sure I will be out before the end of the month. You will not have to worry about that any more now which I am glad.

I did not get the package or the letter with the money in it yet. I don't know what kind of liberty on this detail I will get if I can get a 48 hour liberty I will try and come home. Well I think I will turn in now as this will be the first time for a couple of weeks that we will get a warm place to sleep. Hoping you are all well. With love Ramon.

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June 25th 1918 San Pedro

Dear Ma:

Received your letter to-day and was sure glad to get it. When I looked on the post mark I see it took five days to get here. Sunday I was waiting in front of the post office for a letter after I had eating at five o'clock when the boatsman came up and took fifty men for some extra duty so I got two & half hours extra work. The only boys I have seen so far from Sunset are Jim Hayden who lives on Tenth Ave & one of Schivo's boys the man

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I used to ride down in the morning with. You say it is foggy at home you ought to be here the sun is so hot every bodys face gets blissed and some can't even sleep at night they are in such pain. We are supposed to get all our soap free but the last couple of days we had to by it. You ask about the eats they are not so bad but there are about 1800 men to feed and the mess room only holds about 400 at once that means there is three messes. If you miss the first you stand in line which is a few blocks

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