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To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Rolland O. Esch

#68 62375,  Private  First Class, Company "K" 3rd Infantry


THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES by reason of   Expiration of Service


Said    Rolland O. Esch was born in    Arlington
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    20 1/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Laborer

He had  Blue  eyes,     Blond  hair,     Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  7 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Jackson, South Carolina

This    30th   day of     March,    one thousand nine hundred and     forty

    M. C. Welty  
    Colonel 3rd Infantry  




Name    Esch, Rolland O. 686 2375 Grade   Pvt. 1cl
Enlisted, or Inducted,   March 31st      1937, at  Fort Des Moines, Iowa
Serving in     Completed 3 years   service for longevity pay.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Soldier
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     MM Sept 28/39 SO #176 Hq3d Inf. Score: 127
    Finance Office, 6th Division
    Camp Jackson, S. C. Mar. 30th, 1940
    Final Paid in Full this date ... $138.36
    J. G. Dickie Capt., F. D.
    Finance Officer



Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F., Ypres. Lys. Off. Nov. 6 to Nov 11, 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Small Pox vaccination:  April, 9th, 1937


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      April 23rd, 1937  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:  No time lost under Article of War 107.

               Enlisted by me this 31st day of March 1940 in the Regular Army Reserve

    M. J. J. Leonardi
    2nd Lt.  AGD Reserve
    Recruiting Officer


  (Signature of Soldier) Roland O. Esch
    John W. Easow
    Captain 3rd Infantry.
    Commanding  Co. "K". 3rd Infantry
Filed  June 8th, 1940  at 3 P.M.  

Verna  M. O'Connor


County Recorder


~ source: Clayton County, Iowa Discharges. LDS microfilm #1516914 Item #6

~transcribed by Constance Diamond


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