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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  John W. Becker Filed:  Sept. 9, 1922

      Freda Katschkowsky      County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That      John W. Becker

#2849743 Private  Infantry Unassigned (Last Assigned Co. "A" 34th Infirmary)



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. Ayth. W. D. Nov. 15-18 and Letter W. D.  Nov. 30, '18.


Said     John W. Becker was born in    Guttenberg
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    24 4/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  blue  eyes,     light  hair,     ruddy  complexion, and was   5   feet  6 1/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    20th   day of     February,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Stephen A. Park, Jr.  
    Captain  Infantry  





Name     John W. Becker Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   April 26th     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not rated

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    farmer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [Triple]    May16th, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  ------------------------  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. No A. F. D.  G. O. 45/14.

              Served with M. G. Co., 351st Inf. Camp Dodge, Iowa from date of enlistment to May 16, '18; With 90th Div. Camp Travis, Texas, from May 17-'16 to May 26-'18; with Co. 57-165 D. B. Camp Travis, Texas, from May 27-'16 to June 26, '18; with Co. "A" 34th Inf., Camp McArthur, Texas from June 27, '18 to July 15, '18; with Hgs. Cas., Det., Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas; From July 16, '18 to July 18, '19, with Co. 8, Cas. Det., Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas; From Aug. 18, '18 to Sept. 6, '18, with Co., "A" 4th Div. Bn. Camp MacArthur.


  (Signature of Soldier)  John W. Becker


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond