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John Ohlinger 1895-1918


Posted By: Joe Conroy (email)
Date: 5/15/2010 at 23:44:23

The Carroll Times
Carroll, Iowa
28 Nov 1918
Page 1

John Ohlinger Killed

News was received last week of the death of Private John Ohlinger, a Carroll county soldier, who was killed in action in France on October 11. The following obituary notice is contributed:

Private John Ohlinger was born June 27, 1895, at Portsmouth, and died October 11, 1918, killed in action somewhere in France; at the age of 23 years, 3 months and 14 days.

He lived with his parents in Portsmouth until June, 1916, when he went to Templeton, where he was employed until January 15, 1918, when a call came for him to make one of eleven men for selective service, and John went to Camp Dodge where he stayed until April 5, when he was transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga., staying there ten days when he was again transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. From there he left for active service overseas June 5.

Besides his mother and father he leaves six brothers, Joseph, Peter, Matt and Albert, all of Portsmouth, Nick of Templeton, and Mike of Panama, and one sister, Mrs. P. M. Leinen, besides other relatives and friends unnumbered.

He was a young man of sterling character, made friends and kept them by his unselfish willingness to always help and to go out of his way to gratify the wishes of a friend.

Our great consolation is the just cause for which he made the supreme sacrifice, as many of our boys have done. But the cause has been triumphant, democracy is the ruling power of the world and John has not died in vain.


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