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Chapter 13. Once more on the Ocean


The 302nd ENGINEERS

by,
Gilbert H. Crawford
Thomas H. Ellett
John J. Hyland


CHAPTER XIII.

ONCE MORE ON THE OCEAN

THE Holland-American liner Nieuw Amsterdam had been reserved for the use of the 302nd Engineers on its return trip. On the 22nd of April, the embarkation took place. There were no absentees.

Just before the Regiment embarked, orders were received promoting several non-commissioned officers to be 2nd Lieutenants, as follows: Henry W. Robertson-HQ Co. L. T. Avery-Co. "A". H. A. Meek-Co. "A". F. G. Egan-Co. "B". Orwell Logan-Co. "E". G. M. Chinery-Co. "E". A. A. Jungdahl-Co. "F".

The Nieuw Amsterdam sailed from Brest on the afternoon of the 23rd of April. A. fine voyage of ten days brought the Regiment to New York on the 2nd of May. Who will describe the sensations of the men as the Statue of Liberty hove in sight? Except for the haunting consciousness of the comrades left behind, no greater happiness could be experienced.

Thus it was, that on the 2nd of May, the 302nd Engineers arrived once more on American soil after slightly more than a year's absence in France.
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