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Jul152012

WW I, Hackler Brothers

1918 May 25, Riverside Daily Press, Redding May 25 -

Charles E. Hackler, of Millville, one of the men lost on the Moldavia,[British Transport that sank with 482 American soldiers aboard] left Shasta County with the first draft quota.

His mother, Francis Hackler, died a few weeks ago following a nervous breakdown, said to have been caused by worry over her three sons being drafted into service.

A fourth son has just reached draft age and a fifth, still under the age limit, is determined to enlist.

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