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J H Pattrick Goes to France
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Hometown Newspaper Article

Mr and Mrs W. R. Pattrick received a shock Wednesday from which they have not yet recovered, by a message from their son and only child, J. H. Pattrick, who has been holding a government position in Washington for the past year, informing them that he had enlisted and would sail the next day for France, and is now, presumably, somewhere upon the broad Atlantic. Mr. Pattrick goes to France as the private secretary to the head of the Army Medical Division, and will draw a salary of $1600 and expenses. That the place is one of trust and the greatest responsibility goes without saying, and his having been given the place without "pull" or influence of any kind except his ability and gentlemanly bearing, is indeed an honor and one of which his fond parents should be justly proud. We judge that he will be stationed in Paris, or at a safe distance from the firing line and that about the only danger he will be in will be from U-boats on the trip over, and as the latter seem to be getting what is coming to them here of late, we have no doubt the trip will be a safe one.

The News joins his other numerous friends in hearty congratulations on his having secured such an important position and in the hope that he may soon safely return.

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