World War I

Burnett Cecil Pierce (1894-1977)

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Id:        20 Veteran Name:           Pierce, Burnette C. Place of Birth:             Tyler, Smith County, Texas Birth or age:   25 July 1894 Residence:       Tyler, Smith County, Texas Enlistment place:        Tyler, Smith County, Texas Ind-Enlist- Service Branch:    USA Enl Date:         19 September 1917 Unit Regt:       359th Infantry, Company L Division:          90th Rank:   pfc Overseas:    ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19171203

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From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, December 3, 1917:   Letter From Camp Travis Promotions Come to Tyler Boys – Studying French   Camp Travis, November 27, 1917. The holiday will soon be here and the boys at Camp Travis are looking forward to them with pleasure. Thanksgiving is just two days off now, and we will have a big Football game and many other events that day to entertain us. Our Tha ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, November 8, 1917.   Lieut. Edelle Parker Writes Interesting Letter About War From “Somewere in France”   Mr. W.H. Parker, of the Cotton Belt general offices, is just in receipt of a very fine lett ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, November 2, 1917:   Interesting Letter From Tyler Soldier At Camp Travis Company L, 359th Infantry, Camp Travis, Texas, Oct. 13. Mr. F. W. Bowron, Tyler, Texas, Dear Sir: – I have been so busy si ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19171025

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, October 9, 1917:   Troup Soldier Writes Interesting Letter   Following letter in the Troup Banner from a soldier boy from Troup will be read with interest by all who have sons or brothers in the ar ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, October 9, 1917:   Letter From Tyler Boy Gives Experience of U.S. Naval Travels   Mr. W.H. Parker, a well known employee in the Cotton Belt General offices, has received an interesting letter from ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170929

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I.   From the Tyler Daily Courier-Times, September 29, 1917:   NAT GENTRY WRITES INTERESTING LETTER ABOUT THE NAVY LIFE —–                                                                         San Francisco, Cal.      ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, September 15, 1917: Member Company G. Likes Army Life Mr. J. G. DeLaMar has received a letter from his son, George, a sergeant of C. G, 6th Texas Infantry, stating that the boys are well pleased with soldie ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170910

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, September 10, 1917:   Tyler Soldier Writes About Trip From Ft. Worth to New York   The family of Mr. E. C. Hudson in this city has received a letter from him written at Camp Albert Mills, Long Isl ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170825

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, August 25, 1917: Nat Gentry Writes Interesting Letter From California Nat Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Gentry, writes the home folks about his trip from Tyler to California. He enlisted in the navy and ...[Read More]