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

Edward Pegorek

EDWARD PEGOREK, also a son of Mrs. Kate Pegorek, was employed at Marion, So. Dak., at the time of registration, and it was from this place that he received his call to report at Parker, So. Dak., June 27th. From
there he was sent to Camp Funston, Kansas, where he remained only two weeks and was then transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa. He was stationed here until August 8th, when he was sent with his company to Camp Mills, Long Island, N. Y. The trip required three days and after a week’s rest they boarded a transport for overseas. The first stop was made in England, but was of very short duration, as September 5th found them in France, where immediate attention was given to their final training. We are unable to learn whether or not he had an opportunity to get to the front line trenches before the armistice was signed, but his rapid progress in grasping military problems as taught the soldiers, resulted in his being sent overseas after only three months training in this country. The mother, who lives on the farm with her children—the father having passed away several years ago—is very proud of her two boys, who are in the service of their country, as well as the youngest son, George, who was compelled to remain at home to look after the farm, although his greatest ambition was to don the khaki and become one of Uncle Sam’s fighting men.

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