Bio: Root, Newman J. (with Pneumonia –  Sep 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Andersen, Root

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/12/1918

Root, Newman J. (Sick with Pneumonia – 18 SEP 1918)

County Clerk Ole Andersen received a postal card Monday from Newman Root at Fond du Lac in which he stated that he had received his honorable discharge from the army. The card is as follows:

Fond du Lac, Wis., Dec. 5, 1918

Mr. Ole Andersen,

Dear Sir: Will write to inform you that I have just arrived home from Camp Logan, Texas. At Camp Grant I was put in the 86th Div. and passed the examinations, and would have gone over with them, but on Friday, Sept. 18, I was taken to the hospital, sick with pneumonia, and the 86th left the next Monday. Oct. 31 I left Camp Grant and arrived at Camp Logan, Texas, Nov. 3. I remained at Camp Logan until Dec. 3, when I received a very honorable discharge. My last examination I was placed in Class 1-A. I am feeling fine. I enjoyed camp life and saw some country.

Sincerely, Newman J. Root




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