From the Hickory Daily Record, Dec. 21, 1918
With Army of Occupation
Mr. Ernest E. Chapman of the United States army of occupation has written his friend Dr. F.B. Hicks, under date of November 25, that he was in the Duchy of Luxemburg and moving northward every day. The days were short and cold and the sun sets thee at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The young man enclosed a button taken from a German and said he would bring back details of the big fight when he returned before the flowers bloom again.