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This collection describes World War I experiences of Leo Glenn Swogger through letters written home between 1918 and 1919, and letters written to his children in 1958 that describe some aspects of his military service. The letters describe daily activities in detail while serving in the war. He spent time at Camp Funston, Kansas, and in Camp Mills, New York, before being shipped overseas. By June 22, 1918, he was in France. He served as a scout and in combat. He was wounded and was sent to a hospital in Paris. He describes learning to speak French and the French people, especially the "mamzelles." As he is preparing to return home, he discusses his plans for the future. The collection contains five letters written by Glenn's father, J. (John) S. Swogger to Glenn Sr. covering his daily activities while serving as Reverend at the Oakland Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas. Also included in the collection, is one letter from his mother, and several postcards from "Berth", someone he met in France as the letter is a combination of English and French.

Creator: Swogger, Sr., Leo Glenn
Date: Bulk 1918 - 1958


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Leo Glenn Swogger Sr. Collection - 1[World War I letters, 1918-19]

Item Number: 309506
Call Number: 2015-077
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309506

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