October 8, 1919 – Full diary entry:
“Rain and cold. Have a good bunk in a barn. Eat bread + milk for a change.
Wrote a lot of letters today.”
These few days at the rest camp are sparse on detail. Both Chaplain Edwards and Sgt. Triplet, who published histories that were specific to the 140th, were in the hospital at this time following the Meuse-Argonne battle.
As for Robert’s letters, it pains me to say that I don’t have them. After the letter to his father two days ago, I have nothing coming up until the 12th and 18th.
Finally, a staggering piece of trivia from American Armies and Battlefields in Europe:
Where was Robert today? See the timeline.