The colonel sent for me. He wants to know my story. Took letter along, also sketches. Said he “Damn shame. Confounded selfishness & carelessness. From now on you will wear Sergeant’s stripes. If any questions are asked, refer them to me. It’s outrageous to think if a man has served as you have & then discarded is beyond human conception. You may go Sergeant. What a relief to find one Human who understands!