My Name is Richie Joshua Backus, I was twenty when i enlisted in the Austrian army. I fought through many tough battles and thought i would return unscathed, but sadly i did not. During one of the major battles i was in, (the battle of the Somme), my trench section was hit with a mustard gas bomb, almost every one died from burns and asphyxiation. Thankfully i was one of the lucky ones. I got out with a few major burns and minor respiratory ailment. But still the experience of getting gassed was terrifying. When the war ended i went home to my family and lived with them until the next war started, but that is a story for another time.