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There was one German in particular, by the name of Geisler, who gave us more trouble than we
had experienced since we became part of the Army of Occupation.  This man made it his business
invariably to watch every movement, as it were, of the members of our organization, and he never failed
to write letters of complaint to the authorities to the effect that we were either hunting out of bounds,
using explosives to kill fish or anything in fact of which he could complain.  Through our watching his
movements, and from the evidence that we picked up, thread by thread, this man was finally arrested by
the United States Secret Service men for spreading Bolsheviki propaganda, and for showing his hatred
toward the Army of Occupation.
Our food was most excellent for we drew our rations from Daun, and, by making numerous trips
to Wittlich by truck, and spending our Company fund, we managed to buy extras for our mess. 
On the tenth of May we were ordered to move to Dusemond as the Division had been ordered to
the United States, and was being relieved from the Army of Occupation and turned over to the S. O. S. 
So, accordingly, we moved by train and arrived in Dusemond at noon on the tenth.  We were again on
the River Mosel, one and one-half kilometers up the river from Mulheim.  This move was to concentrate
the Regiment in order to facilitate the equipping and the turning in our engineering supplies, equipment
and so on preparatory to moving to a port of embarkation.
An order is an order in the Army, and must be duly executed.  Accordingly we packed our rags
in the proverbial manner to which we had become accustomed, and departed from Dockweiler at five-
thirty o’clock, tenth of May, for Wengerohr.  Here we transferred to the Moselthalbahn, and were
transported to Lieser on der Moselle.  Thus we had begun our first lap in our homeward journey.  This
short, but pleasant, journey found us once again in the vicinity of Mulheim, which lay just across the
river.  However, we were not to have the good fortune of living once again in that town, which had
become famous on our account, for at this time it was inhabited by members of the 315th Supply Train,
and previous experience had clearly demonstrated that Engineers and members of the Supply Train are
elements which will not do to mix – in fact, no equitable distribution of the Frauleins could be
determined upon.
In view of the fact that we were to entrain for the Port of Embarkation within the next few days,
it was imperative that we be as near Regimental Headquarters as possible.  To facilitate this, two
Companies of the 315th Supply Train were moved from Dusemond, and we were fortunately, or
unfortunately (it is hard to tell which) billeted in this town.  We were as comfortably situated in this
town, as we had been at any other place.  Our quarters for both Men and Officers were as good as could
be expected.  Immediately upon arriving there, however, one could easily see that we were unwelcome
visitors.  From the number of lingering members of the Supply Train, who were supposed to have been
gone, it was clearly evident that somebody had been guilty of fraternizing.  Evidently we did not make a
very good impression, and at several places the inhabitants were almost bold enough to refuse the
necessities which we demanded of them.  This was easily adjusted, however, for once you show a
square-head that you mean business, then everything is as nice as pie.  There are several ways of calling
their attention to the fact that you mean business, Sgts. Duke, West and Robards being chief exponents
of the most modern methods.  After the first day or two everything was running smoothly.  This was due
to the fact, we presume, that we almost had martial law.  In Mulheim, only a kilometer and a half
distant, Officers in charge of the Supply Train had issued orders prohibiting Engineers from visiting
there.  This was hardly fair to a number of the men in the Company, and, in justice to them, we were
compelled to issue the same kind of order in Dusemond, relative to men of the Supply Train.  Our
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