Unit A and the 301st Engineers would be in Saint-Amand from August 1 until mid-September. They stayed busy:
After two weeks of drill, during which much time was given to reconnaisance, scouting, patrolling, and advance guard work problems in minor tactics were scheduled. These involved many of the principles in use at the front, yet were based on our own methods.
The regiment was completely outfitted with gas-masks, and after two weeks of hard drilling in this most important defensive operation, all passed through an improvised gas chamber filled with lachrymatory (tear-inducing) gas. The object of this test was to fit the new masks, their perfection, and to overcome any timidity on the part of the men who had recently joined the regiment too late to pass through the rigorous gas training at Camp Devens.
– The Three Hundred and First Engineers – A History 1917-1920
And through it all, Sergeant First Class Shetler directed his cooks in preparing 3 meals a day for the men of Unit A. Bills of Fare (summer) from the Army Cookbook:
Keep in mind that these are really just suggested Bills of Fare. Everything depended on what food was actually available.