Company A spent the five days after the Armistice completing all its assigned work in and near the town of Vieville-sous-les-Cotes. In the evening of November 16, 1918 it started its march to Germany reaching the town of Saulx-en-Woevre in the wee hours of the 17th. A longer march was made that day ending at Pareid. They covered over 18 kilometers in those two days but they had another 313 kilometers more to go. They were going to be tired Dough Boys by the time they got to Germany.
Jay was still in Aix when the Company began its march but would soon meet up with them. Someone had to make sure those boys were fed.