Samuel Fields served with the Headquarters Company of the 143rd Infantry Regiment during WWI. He was given a diary in September 1918 and wrote information about his service during WWI. Much of the diary entries are in past tense, written after the events actually happened. They include descriptions of Camp Bowie, travel to NY, ship overseas, arrival and training in France, combat in October 1918, training and occupation from November 1918 to May 1919, and return voyage home to Texas.The diary runs for 63 pages. Scans can be found in the Gallery below.
Diary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lY-NfKESuQ