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The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.

Robert E. Coon

ROBERT E. COON, who was called into the service of his country in the draft call of June 24th, was one of the three boys in the same draft from this city, who were tendered a “Smoker” in the Z. C. B. J. lodge hall as a
farewell in their honor. He was sent to Camp Dodge from Anamosa to remain only a short time; in fact, in six week’s time they had sufficiently mastered the army tactics that they were transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., and after a short rest were sent overseas. The official announcement of his safe arrival was received from Washington, and letters of a later date to friends in this community gave out the impression that he has been taking a very active part in the fighting. Robert, an exemplar young man, has spent almost all his life in this community with the exception of a year and a half at Marcus, Iowa. Just before being called into the draft he was employed for Lambert Cave, to whom we are indebted for the picture from which the above is taken. His mother, Mrs. Wilson, lives at Wyoming. Robert, will be welcomed to this city upon his return from France.

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