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"I guess the only thing to do is make the best of it." (Letter to Mom and Pop, 8/28/1918)

   Louis Hildreth Quayle
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Louis Quayle in uniform [ca. 1918]
War: World War, 1914-1918
Branch: Army
Unit: Quartermaster Corps
Service Location: California
Rank: Sergeant
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In the last line of his first letter written to his parents from training, Sergeant Louis Quayle offered his general assessment of military life: "This is not like home." Though stationed just up the coast from his native San Diego, in Arcadia, CA, life in the Army came as a shock to Quayle--and unfortunately things did not improve from there. As his correspondence makes clear, Quayle’s experience as a draftee into the Quartermaster Corps was not a positive one. He wrote of the Army’s lack of preparedness and chronic supply shortages, and hoped that he might not pass the required physical and then released from service. To his chagrin, he was found to be able-bodied, and spent much of the duration yearning for leave and for home.

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 Official Documents (4 items)
Check for fifteen dollars for overpayment of allotment for February 1919 Letter from the U.S. Veterans Bureau [1/1/1925] Honorable Discharge certificate
Certificate appointing Louis H. Quayle to Sergeant in the Quartermaster Corp [11/1/1918]  
  
 Personal Correspondence (38 items)
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [8/20/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [8/22/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [8/24/1917]
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [8/28/1917] Dear "Pop" from Louis Quayle [8/28/1917] Dear "Pop" from Louis Quayle [8/30/1917]
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [9/2/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/4/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/6/1917]
Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/11/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/13/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/17/1917]
Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/19/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/21/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/24/1917]
Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/26/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/27/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [9/30/1917]
Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/1/1917] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [10/3/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/7/1917]
Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/8/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/4/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/13/1917]
Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/15/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/16/1917] Dear "Pop and Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/26/1917]
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [7/31/1918] Dear "Mom" from Louis Quayle [10/9/1918] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [10/13/1918]
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [10/16/1918] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [10/20/1918] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [10/27/1918]
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [10/30/1918] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [11/3/1918] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [11/7/1918]
Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [12/11/1918] Dear "Mom and Pop" from Louis Quayle [12/15/1918] 
  
 

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