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Lieut. Merle Huntington received his commission as Lieutenant in the first Training Camp at Ft. Snelling in May, then being assigned to Camp Dodge. From there he went to Camp Joseph E. Sherman, where he sailed for France on December 17, 1917. At first, he was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps, but after the armistice was signed, he transferred to the Motor Transport Corps. While stationed at Bar Sur Aube, France, he died of influenza, on February 16, 1919. His home was at Liberty, Nebraska.

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