Oregon Boys In The War

Letters from Oregon Boys in France
Compiled by Mrs. Frank Wilmot 1918


Five Serve; Five Ready

Ten sons of Roseburg couple heed their country's call.

Roseburg, Or., Sept. 20. - [Special] - Commandant and Mrs. Markee, of the Oregon Soldiers' Home, are parents of ten husky sons, five of whom are in service of the country in some capacity, while the other five are registered and ready to answer the government's call to colors.

Two of their sons are with Pershing in France, one with the Coast Artillery at the Panama Canal, and two are in the shipyards at San Francisco.

Commandant Markee and his wife are proud of the record, and it is believed there are few if any families in the state that can beat it.



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