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The following men were living in our community at the time of World War I. Most of them were hired to work on farms. They could not be classed as permanent residents of our community.

Boxdorfer, TheodoreGrunden, Wilbur
Anderson, PeterHale, Andy
Fosse, Barney S.Larson, Olaf
Cheatum, Carl ManfordMyers, Luther
Eagen, Bernard M.Clark, George
Guy, PaulMinney, Fred
Personal Items
World War I

While serving in France in 1918, Claude George Easterday spent a considerable amount of time near the front lines driving a horse drawn ambulance. On one of the trips to the front the tongue of the ambulance was broken. Claude repaired the tongue, using a knife, while exposed to enemy fire. For this act of bravery, Claude received a special citation from the French government.

Base Hospital, France

July 22, 1918

Dear Dad and Marie :

I am here in the hospital with a sore leg. Am getting along all right. A friend is writing this.

Leslie Merle Ingledue

The above letter was received by Sylvester Abe Stallings from his grandson, Merle Ingledue. Merle had been in the fighting with the world famous 168th Regiment of the Rainbow Division.

They say that there are four classes of people around San Antonio. There are Mexicans, negroes, soldiers and white folks.

James Russell Adams

Letter - August 21, 1918

Kelly Field, Texas

Ingvald S. Madison is here close to me. He is acting as sergeant since Friday morning. George Clark, Paul Guy, and Leslie McBride were here with my company for two weeks but were sent to Camp Dix, New Jersey.

Otis A. Bump

Letter - September 1, 1918

Camp Pike, Arkansas

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