Nov. 20, 1918 Belgium Mother Mine: We are of the army of occupation and as we pass from town to town, as Fritz leaves, acclaimed as heroes. Signs saying “Honor to our Allies” “Honor to the Vanquishers” “Honor to the Sons of True Freedom” etc. Arches of flowers and flags everywhere. The people have made by hand American flags of which I have two. One has five stars in a field of blue and ten red and white stripes. The other 39 states (or attempts being about nine painted) and eight red and white stripes. Have some wonderful spiked helmets, etc to send if possible and if not to bring with me. I am officially top Sergeant now which in our service is next to a first Lieut. and have been proposed for a second personal Croix de Guerre, having won it in the last battle before peace, or the Armistice was declared. Don’t expect there will be any more officer school but if so I am the candidate. The civils in this country seem to be healthy and strong but the prisoners which are drifting back look terrible. Vegetables are plentiful but bread is the thing the people beg. In about nine days travels, today is the first time we have seen either animal or fowl. The town we left this morning had just received aid in the shape meat, bread, and grease. They sure were a pleased and happy lot. Well Mother of mine the dangerous work is over, for which I am glad, but that doesn’t stop a bit the longing I have to be once again with you I love. Your son, Ted. TO: Mrs. Florence Littlefield 2528 Madison Ave. Ogden, Utah U.S.A. FROM: E.A. Littlefield SSU 64R Par BCM Paris France.
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