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

Alvin Hodoval

ALVIN HODOVAL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Hodoval, was born October 23rd, 1895, and attended the local schools in this city from which he graduated with the class of 1914. His life with the exception of a short time, has been spent in this city. Shortly after graduating from the local high school he accepted a position with the Oxford Junction Telephone Company, later to be placed in full charge as manager of this concern. He later secured a position in Davenport where he was employed when the break came between this country and Germany and he was among the first from this vicinity to get into the war game. He enlisted at Davenport in May 1917. The following month, June 2nd, he was
ordered to report at that place and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where he remained only a short time being transferred to Camp Baker, Texas. He was stationed at a number of different camps in the state of Texas until in September when he was ordered to Washington, D. C., remaining there only a short time before sailing to New York and then overseas. Al has made rapid advancement in France, being first promoted to Corporal attached to 2nd Regiment Engineers, Headquarters Detachment, later to Color Sergeant, and in a letter of recent date signs himself as Cand. Alvin Hodoval. This letter although very brief, was dated November 17, and he stated that the war was about finished; that he was safe and sound and expected to get home. The letter written on this date was pleasing news to the fond mother.

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