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May, 1919.

Having lost in France the fragmental diary I had been keeping, it seems well to set down here a few of the most significant dates of the last two years.

May 2, 1917. Enlisted in O.R.C. at Columbia.
" [[ditto for May]] 9, " [[ditto for 1917]]. Received call to camp. Left Carthage for Fort Oglethorpe.
August 15, 1917. Discharged from camp. Commissioned second lieutenant, field artillery, and ordered to France.
August 23, 1917. Left home for New York.
Sept. 9, " [[ditto for 1917]]. Left New York for Liverpool.
" [[ditto for Sept.]] 23 " [[ditto for 1917]]. Landed at Liverpool.
" [[ditto for Sept.]] 25 " [[ditto for 1917]]. " " [[ditto for Landed at]] Le Havre
October 1 " [[ditto for 1917]] Entered school at Saumur.
December 29 " [[ditto for 1917]] Left Saumur, first visit to Paris.
January 2, 1918. Reported to 7th F.A. at Biencourt.
" [[ditto for January]] 14, 1918. " " [[ditto for Reported to]] Aviation school, Tours.
February 27, 1918 " " [[ditto for Reported to]] Amanty.
April 8, " " " [[ditto for 1918, Reported to]] 40th French Squadron, at the Ferme d'Alger, Champagne.
May 20, 1918 " " [[ditto for Reported to]] 88th Squadron, Amanty.
" [[ditto for May]] 22 " " " [[ditto for 1918 Reported to]] Saumur, Conflicting orders-
" [[ditto for May]] 24 " " " [[ditto for 1918 Reported to]] 88th again
" [[ditto for May]] 27th " [[ditto for 1918 ]] [[strike through]]""[[/strikethrough]] 88th moves to Ourches
June 7th. Reported at Cazaux (dept. Gironde)
July 1 "[[ditto for 1918]] Back to 88th at Ourches [[?]](Nieuse)[[?]]
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