March 14, 1918 – Full diary entry:
“Worked in Exchange at noon – no drill for me.
Wrote to Elinore and Dad. Washed underware.”
This is not Robert but it is a soldier at Camp Dodge doing his laundry.
The Camp Dodge Post Exchange is still in operation, although I am guessing it has been completely rebuilt. Funny how I had always known the term “PX” but never put together what it stood for until today.
Here’s the Camp Dodge Post Exchange circa 1944:
And here’s the interior of a different PX from the WWI era; this one is from Camp Funston in Kansas:
Thanks again to the The U.S. Center for Military History, and Hank Zaletel aka photolibrarian!
Where was Robert today? See the timeline.