IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record






To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Joseph Baumgartner

#2703726  Private  Cas Del. 753  Dem Group. Last Assig'd Co G. 352 Inf.



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     Tel. W. D. 11/15/18 Letter A. G. A. 11/30/18


Said    Joseph Baumgartner was born in    Elgin
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    25 9/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  blue  eyes,     brown  hair,     ruddy  complexion, and was       5   feet     5  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    14th   day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Maj.  Sig  Corps, U. S. A.  





Name    Joseph Baumgartner Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   June 25,    1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none
  Feb. 12, 1921

Approved by R. F. for victory medal

  with Krauth W. Thom, 1st Lieut. 27th
  Infantry Assistant Recruiting Officer.




Noncommissioned officer   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not rated

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Center sector Haute-Alsace

Decorations, Medals, Citations:   None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service   None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [Triple]   July 13, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  July 13, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. no absence under G. O. 31 nor  45-1914.

              Entitled to travel pay

              Left U. S. August 16, 1918. Returned U. S. June 1, 1919



  (Signature of Soldier) Joseph Baumgartner
    Robert E. Sherman
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   1st Lt. Inf. U. S. A.
    June 14, 1919   Commanding  Cas. Det. 753
Paid in Full Including  

Demobilization Group

Bonus    $87.10    
     A. A. Padmore    
Capt. Quartermaster  U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this     11th    day of March      , 19 41  

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond