Ila White from Durham, Okla.

Poster promoting the opportunities a nurse would have. Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division: LC-USZC4-7455.

Ila White, Duraham, Okla., to McKinley Austin
January 7, 1918
Soldier Boy,
After seeing your name in the “Lone Scout” which your brother sent in, I thought I would write to you. Many of our brothers and friends are called away to protect our flag. I haven’t any brother in the army, but two cousins.

We are doing our bit for our country. Some of us who are several miles from a camp, haven’t any idea of what our country is doing to protect herself and it is our duty to do everything we can to win the war.

Almost every person, even children have joined the Red Cross. I think there is nothing nicer than our Red Cross organization. The older ones make the hospital garments and we younger ones hem the pillow cases and knit.

As my letter is getting long, I will describe myself and close. I am five feet four inches tall, have light hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. Age 17 years, weigh 124 pounds.

Would like to hear from you, Ila White

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