6 August 1918 Bad Weather but Some Meat




Many thanks to Coralee for providing me with artifacts throughout the years and especially for the stack of WWI-era letters that were delivered to me on 31 May 2019. They have provided countless hours of family history entertainment.

– Denise

A good book and some meat for all three meals might have made things more tolerable for Floyd who had to wear a life jacket all day.

6 August 1918.

Tuesday Aug. 6

Cool nite (b/4) and had good sleep.

Washed & shaved before mess.

Menu – white mush, meat, “HT,” & coffee.

Drill at 2:30 P.M.

Read most of the P.M. (Yellow Men & Gold)

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Supper at usual time – potatoes, corned-beef, crackers & tea & apricots.

Had orders today to wear life savers at all times.

Signed pay roll this P.M.

Read after supper.

Started to rain about 7:30 (drizzle).


7 August 1918 and 8 August 1918 and 9 August 1918


Floyd Boyce Phillips, “Journal” (Army, 1918-1919).” privately held by Denise Krueger, Rochester, MN, 2019.

The Phillips Family

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