Miss Nora McNiell
Sept 27, 1917
Hello! Miss Nora.
How are you living? I guess you can imagine how I am living. I am at Camp Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, I am sorry to say. I am liking all right so far. You’re going to have my picture made and I will send you one. You know I will look good in my uniform suit. The camps are seven miles long and five miles wide and one quarter of mile from the care line. And believe me they sure is some soldier boys here too. I wish you could see us in the
fields drilling it the whole eight miles sq. And see bout ten thousand soldier boys in there drilling. It sure does look good. You ought to come down and see us drill. It would be a show to you. I am ‘bout to get struck on mighty pretty little girl down here from Columbia town. I am coming up on the first furlough get and I will come to see you and your sister before I go back but now don’t you and John be married before I come. Ha.Tell him I am still alive. Ha.
Co. D. 321st Inf.
Say Miss Nora, be a good girl. Live good life. Marry a good Husband and make good Wife.
Tell your Father I am much same boy now and at service. Wish he here. He would open his eyes. I get the blues sometimes and get with some the boys and get to singing and I am
all right. So write me a line and tell me the news at Millers Creek.
I will haft to close. I would like to write more but I have got to go to the Y.M.C.A. yet tonight. It not for wish you was here to go with me. So I will close as I am in a hurry.
Sincerely W. T. Snider
Excuse all bad ritting and take all mistakes for good luck. Be a good girl. By.