Oregon Boys In The War

Letters from Oregon Boys in France
Compiled by Mrs. Frank Wilmot 1918

Henry Woodbeck

Henry Woodbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Woodbeck, of Oregon City, has written to the committee publishing the Woman's Patriotic Edition in which he extends his thanks and appreciation for the letter and dollar greenback sent to him several weeks ago. Mr. Woodbeck was one of the first young men of the Northwest to enter the service, and is a well known railroad man, being a member of Company E, Twenty-First Engineers, Locomotive Railway. In his letter he says:

Miss Dolly Pratt, Miss Kathryn Sinnott, Miss Cis Barclay Pratt, Miss Nan Cochran:

Dear Friends:

Received your letter of August 15th. Have not had the time to write each one, so this letter will have to do for all.

Things are moving very fast over here at present, and we are all hoping that it will be over before long.

If everything goes well and God is willing, I will have a chance to thank each of you for the greenback that was sent for cigars and soda pop. Had to buy all cigars, as the soda pop has all turned to "Vin Blanc."

I will try and pick up a few little souvenirs for a few young ladies, who are trying to brighten things up for us fellows, who are trying to do our "bit" over here.

Again thanking you for the smokes, I remain

Your Friend,
Henry O. Woodbeck