June 1, 1918
Dear Miss Canfield,
Hello there —!
I thought I would drop you a few lines to let you know that I am still alive and getting along fine & dandy at the present time. I hope that this letter will find you well and having a good time in Harvard.
I got a letter from home a few days ago and my Dad says you wrote me a letter but I have not got it yet and I will sure be glad to hear from you again, Maude. I got the first letter you wrote me and I answered it in England where I was stationed at. Did you get it yet?
Well, Miss Canfield, this is sure some country over here. But I like it a whole lot better over there in the States for a feller can have a lot better time than he can here.
A feller sure has a time here trying to talk to these pretty little French girls but I guess when a feller has been over here for 4 or 5 years he would get to be a pretty good Frenchman.
Well there is not much to write about. I guess I have been pretty near around France now and that is why my mail is having a hard time to keep up with me. I got one letter in the last three months and I sure like to read a letter from somebody in the States so write soon and tell me all the news. I will close for this time hoping to hear from you soon, Miss Canfield.
I remain your friend,
PTE A. W. Gunton
Regt. No. 2137633
With love from a friend