April 3, 1918.
Dear Mother --
Well, I’m quite a ways from where I last wrote. We left Ft. McDowell Monday 28 and got hot here April 1. We had Pullman tickets so we had a pretty good trip. There were six of us in the bunk. We will be in quarantine for about ten days and then we will be assigned to our regular companys. At present I am in the 5th division Amm. Train, Co. A. The camp is about three miles from Houston. Haven’t seen the town yet but will be to as soon as we are out of quarantine. I don’t think we will be here very long. Will probably go from here to New Jersey. Had an inoculation today. Have had two inoculations and two vaccinations already. Will have one more inoculation and then I’ll be through.
If you found that money I wish you could sent it or part of it down. I had to borrow three cents to buy this stamp. A man from the Y.M.C.A. comes down and brings us paper and envelopes. He also brings books + magazines. It is awfully hot here and I suppose it will be a lot bhotter here next summer. Am glad we won’t be here very long.
How is everything in Pismo?
How is Ted getting along with the motor?
Well I guess I will have to close its getting so dark I can hardly see to write.
Your son, Walter
5th Dvi. Ammunition Train