March 11, 1918 – Full diary entry:
“All week just about the same thing all the time. I write to Elinore every day and usually get a letter from her.
Quarantined for Measles but expect to get out this week.”
There was a large epidemic of measles at Camp Dodge, as well as most other training camps during 1917-1919. Still, Robert avoided a much worse influenza epidemic that swept through Camp Dodge and much of the country later in 1918. In September and October 1918, a third of the men at Camp Dodge were treated for the flu, and nearly 7 percent of them died.
Where was Robert today? See the timeline.