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but there were not more then five houses in the town. that any one could live in, all the rest were down, even to the stables, well after we got through traineing which took us from Feb. to march. we took to them, lounly. Coody, mudy trenches, in a quiet [[strikethrough]] sheltor [[/strikethrough]] of the shampo [[Note: possibly Champeaux]] it were all we could heare were the shells they would burst all the time. I got so usto to them. that I did not mind them at all, we stayed there [[strikethrough]] there [[/strikethrough]] ontill april, then we went to the orgone [[Note: most likely Argonne]], it had more life in it,I rember the first [[strikethrough]] [[illegible]] [[/strikethrough]] night that I put foot in nomans land, it were the first time my compney ever had any men in nomanland, yet, all the time we could throu a ston in it, but never yet, put foot there I. will tell you this, that it were not
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becoas we were afraid of it, it were becoas we did not have orders to do so. one morneing the looey [[Note: most likely a reference to the Lieutenant]] came in and he would like to no if he could get some men to go with him. that, night on a scout trip. in nomanland, all that heard him wonted to go, but he did not wont that many. so he took the nomes and give them to me, and said Be ready with them at 12. o clock. I look at the list and seen that there were twelve to go after mess; we had a sleep, I woke up when the releaf came of the gards I seen that it were 11. o clock, so I got them up by that time it were 11.30 and by the time the luey came for us it were 11.45, and we were in nomanland and creepeing throu the wire By 12. o clock, that is-- what we coll Zo.oir it all so is some
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