What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Entered Natl. Guard without thought. Came to like the consequent to services. Never felt any thrill for military till very late in war.
What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Mental effect was slight. Physical was wonderful: Because a strong specimen.
What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Broadening, humanizing
What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None
If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: Tendency to be fatalistic.
What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Have lost some of the frills? Many of the so called effects are far fetched. War is a big business.
Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.
Additional data: Greatest impression made is my admiration for the [field?] of civilization, socially, scientifically, militarily, they are supreme.
Signed at (place): Richmond Va
on (date): July 12
(full name): [Arthur William James?]
(rank): 1st [Level?]
(branch of service): Field Artillery
The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: [Arthur W. James?]
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