Feature Letter of January 20th, 2017
McArthur, John Alexander
We have been busy lately doing all kinds of crazy stunts and this is the first chance I have had to write this week. Our battn has been duty battn for some time and all the available men are kept at work pretty steadily. Besides that we took a short course on gas. I suppose after reading some of my letters you will think that I didn't need any instruction along that line. Anyway we had to walk thru poisonous gases and it was rather an exciting experience. We all managed to get thru it alright. We also had a dose of weeping gas and when we came out one would think that we were all at the funeral of some dear friend the way the tears rolled down our rosy cheeks and ploughed deep furoughs in them etc etc. I might write about that sad affair all day but I guess I had better change off to a more cheerful subject.