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My Experience in the World War

Excerpt from My Experience in the World War Wishing to serve my country and humanity, I went to the city of Newark on the 26th day of July, 1917, walked up to Market Street and to an Army Recruiting Station, near the Pennsylvania R. R. Station and said to the recruiting officer that I wanted to enlist. The officer answered that he could help me to do that little thing. I was told to undress to be examined by the doctor. I was examined and passed O. K. After being examined. I was told to report in the morn ing all ready to go to camp. I then went back to the Delaware and Lackawanna R. R. Station on Broad Street, Newark, and took the train for my home, in the town of Dover. N. J. To bid good-bye to my parents and friends. I left home the 'next morning, July 27. 1917 on the train for Newark. At this time, I was working for the Morris County Traction Company as conductor and was rooming at Mrs. Julia Gilmore's at 44 Hudson Street Dover, N. J. Mrs. J. Gilmore and her son, Edward, came to the station with me and there I met my mother, father, sister and Aunt Elizabeth and, just before the train came, Tom Corcoran came and bade me good-bye and good luck. I then bid them all good-bye. It was hard for me to leave them all behind but I felt that duty called, so made the best Of it. I arrived in Newark and went to the Recruiting Station and had a little talk with the recruiting Officer, who told me to come back at A. M. And go to lunch, this I did. In the meantime, while I was waiting for the time to pass, I took a walk in the city of Newark. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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