letter - handwritten
"473 S. Ocean Ave.
I'll be very pleased to tell you lots of little storys of what I done but heres one that I will not forget. While unloading heavy shells in the Woods of Villa Cortters a German shell burst near by which was a piece of shrapnel"
"struck me in the right leg and a twig of a tree struck me in the neck and I was t[h]rown right of the truck and I happened to have a case of 75c shells in my hand which fell on top of my right arm and fractured it.
That was March 27, 1918. Then May 27, as soon as I came out of Hospital"
"I got a dose of Mustard gas which I am suffering from it yet.
Well I am sorry I am not in Patchogue at present but I expect to be there soon, But you can [?] write to above address for my folks are there and they will send me any mail.
I am Respectfully
Yours Herbert Iulo"