I write Minnie a quick postcard letting her know of my arrival at Camp Funston.
Postcard Addressed to Minnie G. Frey, c/o J. E. Parkerson, Stockdale, Kansas
Camp Funston, September 6, 1918
Dear Kid, Finally got here alright but it was awful slow. Everything has been hell because of a wreck at Manhattan. Am at a “Y” just a few steps from the barracks. Am still at the receiving station. Will be moved tomorrow. Just had supper – beans macaroni, bread & coffee. Am with a bunch from Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, & negros from Missouri. Will write later, -- W.C.G.
I also sent a postcard to my mother:
Finally got here alright. Were held up at M[anhattan] until 3 o'clock. Have just had supper... Are still at the receiving station. Will be moved tomorrow. We are quartered in one of the large barracks with the cots as close together as they can be. Am at the "Y" just a few steps from the barracks. Will write later, -- Ward