A letter from Robert Gordon stationed at Camp Meade, Maryland to his home newspaper (the Nashville Globe) describes the importance of the Third Liberty Bond. He has bought a $50 bond, it will clothe him for 8 months. A reader buying a bond could provide him a trench knife, 5 rifle grenades and 14 hand grenades. The Globe in an adjacent homily states: "It is the moral, not the financial, return that makes the Liberty bonds the greatest of all investments."
Source: "A Letter from One of Our Boys," Nashville Globe, May 3, 1918. Page 4, Column 4.