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

Joseph E. Freisinger

JOS. E. FREISINGER, the son of Mrs. Geo. A. Wosoba, of this city, was born January 10th, 1898. His highest ambition was to enter the army in some branch of the service, but his age, he being only twenty years old, prevented his enlisting. When the new registration took place, which included boys from the age of 18 to 21, he was one of the first young men to register. Still this necessitated his waiting until his draft call was made, so when the Government announced that boys of this age would be permitted to enlist and at the same time attend the University he was not slow in responding. October 1st, of this year, found him stationed at Iowa City, attending the University as a member of the S. A. T. C. Joe,
at the age of seventeen years, graduated from the local high school and the following two years attended the University at Iowa City. The next year he remained at home and accepted a position with E. A. Grimwood in his pharmacy as assistant, which position he continued to hold until the opportunity presented itself for him to enlist in this special branch of the service. The boys, who enlisted in the S. A. T. C., have been mustered out, but Joe will remain at the school.

update: Joe Freisinger, who has been attending the University at Iowa City, as a member of the S. A. T. C., received his honorable discharge and returned to this city December 16th. Having finished his course in Pharmacy, he will not return to school but has accepted a position at Grimwood’s Pharmacy, in this city, where he was employed before entering the service of his country.

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