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

Michael A. Shedek

MICHAEL A. SHEDEK, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shedek, of this city, was born August 28th, 1887, and has made his home in this community continually until being called into the service. When the farm home was sold and the family moved to this city, he engaged in the merchandise business, later selling his interest to his brother, Otto. For a time he was engaged as a traveling salesman for a jewelry firm and then purchased the garage, which at that time was operated by Hodgden Bros. He was a member of the contingent that left this city April 24th, and was sent to Camp Dodge from Anamosa. Just a short time before being called he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Coon, of this city. Nearly all of his
army training in this country was received at Camp Dodge, from which place he was transferred to Camp Upton, Long Island, N. Y., August 4th. He remained at this camp only a short time starting overseas the fourteenth of the same month and arriving in England on the 28th. He was very soon sent to France, and a letter received from him, dated October 27th, stated that his division had returned from the front line trenches the 24th for a rest, but evidently had gone into action again before the armistice was signed.

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