Jackson, Charles E.
Started from the Marne front on July 18. Given command to go over the top, reaching their objective. While digging in, they were subject to sniper fire, but put him out of commission. After seven days fighting, were finally relieved and set off for St. Mihiel, which they recently captured. Would be a great football game if it "wasn't for the artillery. We could reach Berlin by Christmas, but on the other hand we think a little different when one of them whizz bangs comes zip'en through the air, but nevertheless Tomie the allies with American will soon have the Kaiser down on his knees crying of mercy." Lucey's unit is not identified, but from the context seems likely to have been part of the 26th Infantry (Yankee) Division which was then serving in the French 6th Army; his description of going over the top may refer to Belleau Wood.