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

Will J. Herbstreuth

WILL J. HERBSTREUTH, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Herbstreuth, of this city, was born November 19, 1892, at this place and reached his twenty-sixth birthday last month. He attended the public schools in this city, from which he graduated in 1911. After completing his schooling he accepted employment with his father for the C. M. & St. P. Railway Co., which permitted of his remaining at home. He was still engaged with this work when he was summoned in the draft of July 25th, being one of the nineteen boys from this township to report at Anamosa that day. They were immediately sent to Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga., where he remained learning the army game until the 17th of October
when he was sent to Camp Merritt, N. J., to remain only four days before boarding a transport for overseas. They landed in England, but remained there for a short period of only four days, being sent to France, from where he wrote his parents under date of November 7th, at which time he had not been in action, and no doubt he did not see any of the real fighting activities. The mother, although willing that her son should do his part for his country, will welcome him home.

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