This collection contains correspondence from Cpl. Paul M. Spear, AEF, to his parents and brother during the First World War.
Corporal Paul Millard Spear, American Expeditionary Forces (1/30/1897 - 6/15/1966) was born in Spencer, Indiana to his parents
Elmer Curry and Sarah Alice who lived in Worthington, IN and worked or owned a creamery during his service in the First World
War. Cpl. Spear served with Battery F, 150th Field Artillery, 67th Brigade, 42nd Division of the AEF and was trained at Camp
Mills, New York, remaining with his unit throughout his service. He was deployed to France by November 1917 and saw a great
deal of action at the front, though according to his letters, being a part of the Battery was very comfortable and low in
danger. Spear was promoted to Corporal early in 1918, at least by July. After the armistice in November 1918, his unit travelled
through Belgium and Luxembourg into Germany as part of the American Army of Occupation.