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

Louis G. A. Gadke

LOUIS G. A. GADKE, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gadke, of this city, was born in Cedar County, Hale Township, July10th, 1897. The family moved to Winnipeg, Canada, where the home was made for four years, and then returned to this community, and three years ago moved to this city. He has spent most of the time during these three years at this place, although at the time he entered the service of his country was employed at Omaha, Nebraska, where he enlisted October 29th, 1917. He was then transferred to the Government school at Ft. Monroe, Va., where he took up the branch of the service as motorman which required considerable study. He was later sent to Fort Travis,
Texas, for additional training and about the middle of July this year was sent overseas, landing first in England and later being ordered across to France. Here he was assigned the duties of a French motorman, having been presented with a diploma in that connection. His particular line of activities, altho not placing him in the front line trenches, have been very dangerous, being under heavy fire at several different times. The mother is proud to know that she has a son in the service of his country.

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