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Orion L. GRABLE
Corp., 332nd Inf., Co. "K"
Submitted by Greg Melone, great-grandson of Cyrus Blackburn, the recipient of Corp. Grable's letters

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GRABLE Orion L CoKMy name is Greg Melone and I live in Washington Pa.  I have a collection of 15 letters that were written by Orion GRABLE to my Great Grandfather Cyrus Blackburn.  Mr. Grable was writing to his friend, my great grandfather, while serving in the 332 Infantry Regiment, Company K.  Most of the letters were written from Camp Sherman in Ohio.  Mr. Grable refers to himself as one of the "Jefferson boys" as he was one of many men from Jefferson County Ohio serving.  Mr. Grable describes his training and lifestyle while at Camp Sherman, and mentions getting a marksmanship metal. He speaks with pride and patriotism in the letters, he also mentions the support he receives from receiving letters from folks back home.

September 24, 1917 from Camp Sherman

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September 29, 1917 from Camp Sherman

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October 5, 1917 from Camp Sherman

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October 13, 1917 from Camp Sherman

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November 8, 1917 from Camp Sherman

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November 2, 1917 from Camp Perry

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December 8, 1917 from Camp Perry

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January 12, 1918 from Camp Sherman

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January 19, 1918 from Camp Sherman

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January 31, 1918 from Camp Sherman

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February 15, 1918 from Camp Sherman

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March 6, 1918 from Camp Sherman

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March 20, 1918 from Camp Sherman

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March 23, 1918 from Italy

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April 15, 1919 from on board the S.S. Canopic in New York harbor

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