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

Otto Powlishta

OTTO POWLISHTA, the third son in the same family to be called to the colors, was born in this city April 14th, 1897, and departed with the boys that were called in the September draft from Anamosa on the fifth, going
immediately to Camp Dodge. He was at this camp during the serious epidemic of Spanish Influenza which claimed three of our local boys, two at Camp Dodge and one at Camp Custer, Mich. He, not being strong physically, his mother worried considerable in regard to his condition during this time. The camp having undergone such a severe siege of the dread disease, it has been some time since any were transferred to other camps, therefore, his army career consisted of just the short time at Camp Dodge, from which place no doubt he will eventually be returned home.

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