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We Shall Not Forget: Otis Strand

Otis Strand


Just before his death, Otis W. Strand of the town of Christiana asked his attending nurse to send a message back home to his parents.

After being wounded at the front lines in France during World War I, Strand found himself in the hospital on Sept. 1, 1918, just over three months after arriving there with the 32nd division, according to newspaper stories published in the Capital Times in 1918 and 1921. He asked someone to write to his parents and “tell them I am well and getting along all right.”