The soldiers had been told that Argonne would remind them of home, but as they had moved closer to the front lines, everything green had disappeared. Now, as Henry Bright is squatting in the latrine, all he can see is one lone, white tree, stripped of its bark. He wipes himself as best as he can with a page of The Stars and Stripes before making his way back to his unit through the trenches.
One of the younger soldiers, Bert, publically chastises Bright for using the newspaper as toilet paper instead of for reading, but none of the others seem too distraught about it. The...
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