Tafoya, Joseph Filario

Joseph Filario Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo. Espanola, New Mexico. Enlisted 1911 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.


My war experience, I have learned to take good care of my health military rule, and discipline. I have learned the difference lives of differences nations and people, and theirs tongue just enough to get along.

I have the experience of the soldier life, and hardship in the camp and on the battlefield at the St. Mihiel and Meuse Argonne drive, where the Germans has built theirs trenches with concrete and their dug-out its all well protect us a shell proof. But the American has shell the trenches, dug-out into pieces. Have the experience of hiking going into the front through mud & rain, water up to the knee. After the end of fighting we have travel into Luxemburg and into Germany down to Mosel River & into Rhine in Coblenz.