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Clifford Franzke Loses an Arm at Quentin Battle

Clifford Franzke, son of William Franzke, of Pukwana, was with the American troops in the drive against the Hindenburg line in the late summer of 1918. He was wounded in the drive against St. Quentin, and after his return to America was placed in the reconstruction hospital at Fort Snelling, Minn.

Franzke was inducted Into the service last spring and was in active fighting servjce before July. He Is a fullblooded German himself, but he was one of the men who helped stop the German rush toward Paris in the middle of  the summer. He is 24 years old. Because of the severity of his wound his arm was amputated.