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

Eugene Wilber

EUGENE WILBER, the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Wilber, of Marion, Iowa, is among the boys who has long been in the service of his country in France, having enlisted in the early stages of America’s entry into the world war. He was with the first division of railroad engineers that went overseas and has taken a very active part during the many months that followed their arrival in the foreign country. Eugene, for many years, was a resident of this city and attended our public schools until a few years ago when he was employed by the C. M. & St. P. Railway Co. Later the family moved to Marion, and it was from that city that he enlisted. Although he is not exactly an Oxford boy, his long residence here led us to believe that his picture was entitled to a place in our Special Soldier’s Edition. We made a special effort to obtain his photo, but were unable to do so. Without a doubt Eugene has given a good account of himself while in the fighting zone. The nature of his work will no doubt necessitate his remaining in France for a lengthy period, but when he finally returns, without question, will be able to relate some wonderful experiences, which he has undergone while serving under the Stars and Stripes.

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