My Dearest Emma,
I don't know if you received my last letter and I hope this finds you and Harry well. The last week has been very difficult. We marched over twelve miles before we found the old trench and almost right away German shells started to hit us and shake the earth. Never was I more scared in all my life. Every night I pray for you both and see your faces when I close my eyes. Never forget that I love you.
(Lieutenant Terrence O'Connor returned home at the end of the war.)