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CHICKASAW FAMILY NARRATIONS
WORLD WAR I DIARY OF CLARENCE VICTOR JENSEN
Given to him by Esther V. Morse on Feb. 26, 1918
352nd Regiment, 176th Brigade, 88th Division.
Transferred to 130th Regiment, 65th Brigade, 33rd Division.
February 26, 1918
Left New Hampton at 2 o'clock. Got in Camp Dodge at 9:15.
Was examined March 2, 1918.
Got vaccinated and inoculated March 4, 1918.
March 10, 1918
Went to the base hospital with mumps and got out March 25, 1918.
April 5, 1918
Left Camp Dodge for Camp Logan, Texas at 5:30 p.m.
Arrived in Kansas City Saturday Morning.
Arrived in Topeka, Kansas at noon Saturday.
Had a Red Cross lunch at Herington, Kansas Saturday night.
April 7, 1918
Sunday morning. Got off for a little march around town at El Reno, Oklahoma - a pretty little town.
Crossed into Texas at 3:45.
Stopped at Ft. Worth, Texas Sunday night.
Got at Camp Logan Monday morning at 9:30.
Slept in tents down at Camp Logan.
Sunday, April 21, 1918
Was transferred from the 2nd Regiment to the 130 N. G. U. S. A. Co. D.
Left Camp Logan Saturday May 4, 1918 at 10 a.m.
May 5, 1918
Got off at Fort Smith, Arkansas for exercise.
The Red Cross were there with Apples and smoking material Sunday evening.
May 6, 1918
Went through St. Louis, Missouri about 12:30.
Got off and went into the YMCA.
Got off at Shelbyville, Ill at 6 p.m. to parade. It was some of the officers home town.
May 7, 1918
Went through Indianapolis, Ind. sometime Monday night.
Went through Cleveland, Ohio at 12:30
Got off at Conneant, Ohio at four p.m. to parade.
Went through Erie, Penn. about 6:30.
May 8, 1918
Went into Buffalo, New York about 9:30 a.m. and got out of there at 12:30.
Got off at Scranton, Penn for exercise at 9:30 a.m.
Got into Hoberkon, New Jersey at 4 p.m.
Got onto a ferry boat and was transferred over to New York.
Got into Camp Upton at 9:30 that evening.
May 14, 1918
Left Camp Upton at 2:30 in the morning.
Got in New York city at 6 a.m.
Got on board the ACMEMNON at about 10:30 a.m.
Left New York Harbor May 16, 1918
Port Brest, France May 24, 1918
Unboarded May 26, 1918
Walked from three to four miles out to camp.
May 30, 1918
Left our camp at Brest for another camp farther north.
Went in freight cars - 40 men to a car.
Got off the train Saturday June 1, 1918.
Hiked nine or ten miles to a small hamlet where we stop for some time.
Slept in barns or any place where we could.
June 9, 1918
Changed camping places and marched all day Sunday.
The name of the town where we camp was Incheville.
June 15, 1918
Was detailed over to the Supply Co. the 1st B. Pernament
August 23, 1918
Loaded up everything at Vignacourt for the American sector.
Unloaded Sunday morning at Ligny.
Was on the Ameins front the last day of July and the first of August.
Pulled into the American Sector on the Verdeen front.
Sept. 7, 1918.
Moved farther up
Sept. 16, 1918
Had a few bombs dropped at us - pretty close.
Sept. 26, 1918
1st Batt. went into the lines at the Verdeen Front.
Changed fronts about the middle of Oct. for the Metz front.
Went up in front of the town.
The last of September 30, 1918
Turkey signed an armistice Oct. 31, 1918.
Austria, it was reported to have signed peace terms Nov 3, 1918.
November 8, 1918
In 5 weeks all Germany's confederates have laid down their arms as the result of disastrous defeats in the field. The order of surrender has been -
Bulgaria; entered the war October 1, 1915
The armistice took effect on September 30, 1918.
Turkey; Entered the war November 5, 1914. Armistice in force October 31, 1918.
Austria; Began the war July 28 - 29, 1914. Armistice in force November 4, 1918.
December 15, 1918.
We stayed all night in the following towns on our hike from Ranziers to St. Maurice to Conflans to Norry-Le-Sec. Villerupt to Mercy-La-Pas. Senningen to Oberbillig to Bourglinster to Manternach.
December 7, 1918
Hiked from Ranzier to St. Maurice.
December 8, 1918
From St. Maurice to Conflans
December 9, 1918
From Conflans to Norry-Le-Sec.
December 10, 1918
From Norry-Le-Sec to Mercy-La-Pas
December 11, 1918
From Mercy-La-Pas to Villerupt
December 12, 1918
From Villerupt to Holzen
December 13, 1918
Laid over for a rest.
December 14, 1918
From Holzen to Sennigen
December 15, 1918
From Sennigen to Oberbillig, Germany
December 16, 1918
From Oberbillig to Mantermach
December 17 & 18, 1918
Laid over for a rest.
December 19, 1918
From Manternach to Bourglinster
December 20, 1918
From Bourglinster to Bettendorf.
January 1, 1919
Had a big horse show for the whole regiment. The 1st Bat. got three firsts and five seconds and one third prize out of it.
1918 - 1919
From Dec. 22 to Jan. 13 stayed in Bettendorf.
From Jan. 13 to April 18 stayed in Touhren.
From April 18 to April 26 stayed at Gilsdorf.
From April 26 to April 29 enroute to Brest.
From April 29 to May 11 in Brest
From May 11 to May 20th Sailing for America
From May 20th to May 27th in Camp Mills.
January 29, 1919
Went down to Diekirch and bought a watch, cost 80 francs
From May 27th to May 28th
Enroute for Camp Dodge.
Discharged May 29th, 1919
First Address: Pvt. Clarence V. Jensen, Co. C. 352nd Inf., Camp Dodge, Iowa
2nd Address: Co.5 2nd Prov. Rec. Rigt, Camp Logan, Houston, Texas
3rd Address: Co. D.130 U.S. Inf, Camp Logan, Houston Texas
4th Address: Co. D. 130 U.S. Inf, Camp Upton, Long Island, N.Y.
5th Address: Co. D. 130 Inf, A.E.F. Via N.Y. Somewhere in France.
6th Address: Supply Co. 130 Inf. A.E.F. Via N.Y. Somewhere in France.
Contributed and Transcribed by David Jensen, Grandson
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