On the morning of Oct. 8, 1918, we were ordered to go over the top. It was my first experience. It was about 5:30 in the morning al-though being under fire for the first time I did not realize there was any danger, but I keep going when we were advancing all at once the shells begun to bust all around us I did not think much of them till one burst about few steps away. wounded a comrade few steps away. I took him to first aid station which was not far away. I went on for-ward we capture several machine gun nests till we reach our objective where we established a line holding the line. It  was call open war affair and we had to dig our own trench we held this line till we were relined by another Regiment from there we advance 21 kilometers or 13-1/8 miles of the front. It was very hard to see whether you kill or captured prisoner and we saw many Huns lying when we did reach the machine guns we were up the front 21 days which was one of miserable days we spent. We were relieved by French Div. From there we march to Condé en Barrois Area where we were getting replacements and re-equipping for another front when we heard the good news that the Armistice was signed.

Miles, Leo

Leo Miles, Osage. Durant, Oklahoma. Enlisted May 30, 1918 at Camp Bowie, Texas.