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

Joseph C. Peckosh

JOSEPH C. PECKOSH, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Peckosh Sr., of this city, was born August 10th, 1886. His desire to get into some branch of the army prompted him to enlist, which he did on June 23rd, 1917, at Des Moines, Iowa, for a period of six years, as private in Co. C., Iowa Engineers. The company went into camp July 16th, but on August 4th of the same year he was honorably discharged from the Iowa National Guard and mustered into the federal service. A little over a month was spent at Camp Dodge and they were then transferred to Camp Cody, New Mexico. Here he was assigned to the 109th Regiment Engineers, which was a part of the 34th Division of the U. S. Army, known
as the Sandstorm Division. On May 25th, 1918, he was promoted from a first class private to Corporal. His ability soon won for him another promotion which was given him July 17th, when he was promoted to Master Engineer. After eleven months stay at Camp Cody they were sent to Camp Dix, N. J., arriving there September 1st. September 22nd his division sailed for France, where he was soon placed in active service at the American Base Hospital Center, as assistant superintendent of the construction of four units, consisting of forty buildings each. Joe, who is so well known in this community, where he has been employed for several years at the carpenter trade, will be indeed welcomed home by his mother, who awaits his return.

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