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

August M. Petersen

AUGUST M. PETERSEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Petersen, was called into the service of his country September 19th, 1917, and was immediately sent to Camp Dodge, where he was assigned to the M. G.
Co. 350th Infantry. He remained at this camp, where he received the greater part of his training, until December 12th, of the same year, when he was transferred to Camp Grant, Illinois, at the same time being transferred to Co. I, 35th Engineers. His stay at this place was not very long as on January 20, 1918, he was sent to Camp Merritt, N. J., which was the last move before being sent overseas. He boarded a transport for the fighting fields January 29th, after only nine days stop in the latter camp. Relatives received the official announcement of his safe arrival and undoubtedly he saw considerable service in the front line trenches. At one time he was confined in a hospital with illness, but recovered sufficiently to again join his company. His home has been made almost entirely in this community on the farm near this city, where he assisted with the farm work, and to which he will no doubt return as soon as he is mustered out.

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