Kenneth Boulton Thurstone served with the 315th Ammunition Train of the 90th Division of the U.S. Army in World War I. A native of Buffalo who later resided in Amherst, NY, Ken wrote wonderfully detailed letters home from overseas. His descriptions of the life of a young soldier, of a young man in the early part of the twentieth century, are an invaluable resource for historians and researchers.
Within these pages, however, there is also a love story, as most of Ken's missives are written to his fiancée Harriet Jackson. His lovely words of devotion, his charming turns of phrase, and the longing to be reunited with his "dearest girl" gives every line a special and romantic poetry.