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Autobiography of Horace Pippin

I Rember the Day, varry well, that we left the good old U.S.A. all tho, she were in troble with germeney, and to do our Duty to her we hadto go and leave here, and we did on the 17th of november 1917.  it were the 15th n.y. inf. that left.  it were 14 Days when we seen the french [[?]] we were all glad to get off of that ship and put foot on land a gan.  but I will say this that I never seen it snow so in my life as it did in Bress that new year day of 1918.  But it did not snow long. when it stoped, it got awful cold, and it were all we could do were to keep worm.  we made it to their train that were waiting for us, it were a train of Box cars.  and one or two III class cars that made up the train for us.  of course I were lucky and I got in a Box cair that you could see any thing you wanted to see out of it without going to the doors.  I can [[?]]

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