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What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: That it was the duty of every young man to prepare himself, as far as
possible to serve his Country in time of need. I felt that just such
an emergency had arisen as the State and Federal Government had trained
the officers and men of the National Guard for I wanted to give to my Coun-
try the best service within my power and I felt that ten years I had
had in the National Guard had better prepared me for this service.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: A better understanding of the necessity for the training and disciplin-ing of a body of men to transform them into an efficient fighting force. Physically I was greatly benefitted.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Broadened my views of the Brotherhoos of Man.

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Strenghtened it.

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: That the average American soldier absolutely disregards danger, forgets self and thinks only of the success of the operation in which he is en-

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Am more fully convinced of the necessity of a League of Nations for
the purpose of preventing, as far as possible, a repetition of such a

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: Photograph taken after entering the service is enclosed herewith

Signed at (place): Luray , Virginia

on (date): November 12th,

year: 1920

(full name): Carson Garette Mason

(rank): Major

(branch of service): Field Artillery

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