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Jefferson Co. Draftees Leave

These nine young Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County men left early today for St. Louis, Mo for immediate inductions into the armed forces. They are, Oakley Brookman, RFD 7, Mt. Vernon; William Burton 1316 S. 26th; Edward M Pijut, Scheller; Arthur W. Shewmake, RFD 1 Woodlawn, Eddie Self, Jr. 1811 Isabella; Joe Wayne Davis, Bonnie; Fred Young, Bluford, Johnnie Jones, 1017 S. 20th; John M. Cunningham, 1917 Casey Ave.
[Submitted By: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson]

World War 1
Mr. John Earls of Long Prairie was in town Wednesday and reports his son Earl, who was in training camp, has left for France.
[Waltonville Tribune, April 25, 1918]

World War 2

Pfc. John Hayes Freed from Prison
Mr. and Mrs. Green Hayes of RFD 5 have been informed by an Army Chaplain that their son, Pfc. John H. Hayes, a German Prisoner since November 9, 1944, has been liberated and is well.
The chaplain wrote " Your son was in my office today. He ask med me to write and tell you he is safe. He appears to be well and in good spirits.
He is anxious that you hear from him so you will not worry and will write at his first opportunity."
Pfc. Hayes has a brother, James H. Hayes, S 2/c who is with the Seabees somewhere in the Pacific. [Submitted By: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson]

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