October 28, 1918 Somewhere in France
The ship in which I sailed over has arrived overseas. I enjoyed the trip quite a bit but I was sick part of the time (seasick) but I wasn't the only one. I didn't see any submarines nor any sharks either but I seen a number of large fishes.
The country around here looks very beautiful and the fields are green yet. I will not mention any dates or cities for military reasons. I am feeling good yet and am enjoying camp life as good as the next one. While I am writing this letter, I can hear the band playing, yes we have bands over here too, US soldiers at that. Did you receive the things I sent home from camp Lee? Well this is all the news I can think of at present, so will have to quit writing, hoping this finds you all well, I remain your son,
Pvt. Chauncey D. Hauck
43rd Prov. Co.
Oct. Auto. Repl. Draft,
I1100R -- A. E. F.
This is my address, and don't forget to write (over)
OK James Wood 2nd Lt U.S.A. (censor's mark)
Post Script -- On account of scarcity of envelopes I am send the two letters in one envelope.
Note: The writing paper was furnished by the YMCA and carried their logo, "With the Colors".