Joe Stecher Released From Selective Service

Omaha World-Herald – July 31, 1918

FREMONT, Neb., July 30 – Joe and Anton Stecher accompanied by their wives and the year-old twin sons of Anton came down from Dodge today and appeared before the Dodge County draft board, in an effort to secure the release of the two famous Dodge Count wrestlers from the selective service.

Anton fell down in his effort, due to the refusal of Mrs. Anton to sign his application. The young woman declared that she wanted Anton to help raise their two boys.

Mrs. Joe Stecher signed the waiver for Joe and he received his discharge. He expects to leave for the naval training school on the Great Lakes a week from tomorrow. Louis Stecher, a brother of Joe and Anton, is serving with the United States navy in British waters, with the rank of senior lieutenant. He was graduated from Annapolis a few years ago.

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