It seems that Mrs. Emma Duncan and her sister Erista Osborne entertained some soldiers in their home in Racine, Wisconsin in 1918. One of those soldiers wrote to them after seeing some photographs of the time. David Earl Burk was stationed in Caldwell, New Jersey when he wrote. He described the camp and the construction they had to do.
I found a WWI draft registration for a man with the same name – and I think the same signature, so I’ve included that. David Earl Burk was born 21 January 1895 in Indiana. He is 23 when he writes to Emma and Erista.
David Earl Burk is not related to me in any way, so this is another letter that needs to find its rightful home.