Greene and Chesnut

July 7, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Went to church with Pat Green.

Went to town with Chestnut. Looked for souvenirs to send home.

Washed clothes.”


With my usual naive  optimism, I’m going to declare that Robert went to town with Earl Chestnut, another private in Company B. And Patrick  J. Greene was, like Robert, a corporal by the time he returned home in April 1919, but was likely still a private at the time of this writing. He and Robert had shared a tent back at Camp Mills.

Turns out Pat was another St. Paul boy! And Earl Chestnut (or Chesnut) was, like many of the 140th, a Kansan.

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Patrick died in 1922, sadly, and I wasn’t able to find out how.


Where was Robert today? See the timeline.

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