MilColl_WWI_69_Folder8_036

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if he will enlist. It makes no
difference now because the
drafts & the volunteers are put together
without distinction and the
chances that he would see France
just as quick to be drafted as to [begin crossed out] be [end crossed out]
enlist. There were thousands of draft
men in France before I ever arrived.
I use to think that it was almost
a disgrace to be drafted but the
way it has turned out in this
war about ninety percent of the
whole army is draft & a fellow
cannot call the whole world a
disgrace to praise himself and
the only praise a fellow gets

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