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

Louis Sazma

LOUIS SAZMA, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Sazma, who gave his life in the service of his country, was born at Aten, Nebraska, August 25th, 1896, and died at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Thursday, October 10th, 1918, at the age of twenty-two years. He was called in the September draft this year and left Anamosa with the contingent from Jones County the fifth of that month for Camp Dodge, where they were receiving their early training. In reply to a message stating that he was seriously ill, his sister, Miss Christine Sazma, a trained nurse, and his brother-in-law, Antone Wosoba, hurried to his bedside and everything was done to fight off the attack of pneumonia, which had developed from Spanish Influenza, but of no avail and he passed away as stated above. The
remains were brought to this city and laid to rest in the family lot in the Mayflower cemetery, where a farewell salute was fired by the home guards and taps were played for the departed soldier boy. Louis had lived on the farm with his parents since he was a mere child, having moved to this city from Prairieburg a number of years ago. During the past few years, before being called into the service of his country, he took such an interest in the farm work that the management was almost entirely left with him. In this city his acquaintance was large, where he always took an active part in all social affairs pertaining to the community. His young life, which was claimed all too soon, gave promise of a bright and prosperous future. His call came to answer Taps for the last time, to which like a true soldier he responded willingly, and today his name is represented on the community’s service flag by a golden star, and will be cherished long as one of our fallen heroes.

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