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Oregon at War! American soldiers marching through gas shelled French town.
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Ralph Boyer, front row center, lost part of a leg in an accident while laying mines. He took advantage of the federal Soldiers' Rehabilitation Act of 1918 to learn new skills after the war in Corvallis.

Ralph Boyer, front row center, lost part of a leg in an accident while laying mines. He took advantage of the federal Soldiers' Rehabilitation Act of 1918 to learn new skills after the war in Corvallis. (OSA)

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