|Birth: ||May 15, 1892|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1918, France|
Albert Jacob Decker was the son of George W. Decker and Katherine Wernert. He was killed in France while serving for his Country.
Military Service: World War I; Sergeant, U.S. Army; 38th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
A Letter home from the War in France; dated Sept. 16, 1918.
As this is the first chance I have had to write for some time, I ought to have a lot to say, but I guess I am out of luck on that part of it, as no doubt you know more about the war than we do, and that is about all there is over here.
I guess the Sammies are doing their part now and I suppose the people at home are celebrating over the last great victory. I am sure you will hear people say that we are not capturing as many prisoners as we say we are, but we sure are, as we are in a very good position to know a few things about it.
The Germans are running the boys to death trying to catch them, but they are catching them just the same, and plenty of them, both young and old.
Things never looked as good as they do now and you people ought to be happy, because it is going to be over soon and we will come marching home. One German prisoner said that the war was over now but the Kaiser didn't know it yet, so you can see how the German soldiers feel about it.
We have been marching for the last two days (or rather nights) and sleeping in the woods in daytime. I am feeling fine and I also go to church as often as possible. We have services in the woods as often as we are in a place where we can, but they never pass the hat, and it is a good thing too, because paydays are few and far between and money is no good to a fellow over here.
All the Amherst boys that are in this regiment are looking and feeling fine.
George W Decker (1857 - 1898)
Katherine Wernert Decker (1860 - 1921)
Albert Jacob Decker (1892 - 1918)
George William Decker (1896 - 1990)*
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Meuse
Plot: Plot F, Row 39, Grave 33
Maintained by: Law-Miller Roots
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55991798