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

Charles Fritz

CHAS. FRITZ, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Fritz, was born in this city July 4th, 1888, where he has lived constantly until being called into the service of his country. In the early part of the summer of 1917 he became imbued with the patriotism that prompts young men to enlist under the Stars and Stripes. He went to Davenport with two other young men from this city where he enlisted and was sent to one of the training camps, but it was later learned that his aged parents needed him at
home and he was immediately returned, and told to await his draft call, which came July 29th, of this year. Upon reporting at Anamosa before the local board, he was sent to Camp Perry, Georgia, where he was assigned to Co. C, 212 Engineers. He remained at this camp for some time, where he was enjoying the soldier’s life, although it meant many days of hard drilling and training. Later he was transferred to Camp Devens, Mass. He was located at this camp when the armistice was signed, therefore will, without a doubt, be returned home from that place. His return will be welcomed indeed by the mother, as well as the father, both of whom are well along in years and need their boy.

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