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

George Pegorek

GEORGE PEGOREK, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vince Pegorek, was born on the farm near this city November 28th, 1889, having reached his twenty-ninth birthday last month. His home has always been made in this community, where he registered June 5th, 1917, and was summoned in the draft call of April 25th, 1918. With the other boys, who reported at Anamosa at that time he was sent to Camp Dodge, where the work of training was begun. Later they were transferred to Ft. Riley, Kansas. Shortly before going into the service George had undergone two different operations and was in a weakened condition when being called. He held up until after being sent to Ft. Riley, when it was necessary for him to go to the hospital for medical
attention. After recovering he was ordered to Camp Lewis, Mich., and had been there only a short time when he was again returned to the hospital. This was about the first of August. His condition was such that he had just nicely recovered when again he was taken to the hospital for medical attention, and at the present time although recovered, is still at this camp. He regrets very much that his physical condition prevented his going overseas with the other boys, who were called in the same draft, all of whom, excepting himself, saw action in France. No doubt he will soon be returned which will be welcome news to the mother, as well as other relatives and friends.

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