Tom’s service record shows he served overseas from July 31, 1918 to January 25, 1919. That means he boarded a ship to Europe on July 31 and returned to American soil on January 25, which is 5 months and 25 days.
[Postmark:] July 24, 1918 Brooklyn, N.Y Upton Branch
Miss Nora McNiell, Millers Creek, N.C.
Guess you think I am not going to ans. I really haven’t had time. I am ok. Hope you are well. I am in “Long” Island N: York, Camp Upton. Write me. I remain your true friend (a short while) W.T. Snider