Journal Entry: July 19, 1915

I've finally made it, I think that because after our morning's mission I was promoted to Leutnant. Hauptman Schoenebeck made the annoucement at lunch which created quite a stir. Apparently, I am now responsible for everyone's drinks this evening in the mess. This is what I've been working for, but I'm also concerned about the increased responsibility. After the hubbub had died down, Hauptman Schoenebeck stated, "I'm very proud of you Auge, I had my reservations at first but you have blossomed into a fine pilot and a fine officer." Needless to say, after that fine endorsement I will have no hesitation is providing the refreshments for this evenings festivities.

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