Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Filed      March 16, 1923  at 11 o'clock A.M.

Clara L. Curtis Otis                          Recorder.


by Hazel T. Dohser




To all who shall see these presents, greetings:


Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of Earl Brandt Becker I, do appoint him Second Lieutenant for field Artillery in

The United States Army;


              to rank as such from the sixteenth day of September nineteen hundred and eighteen. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of the office to which he is appointed by doing and performing all manner of things there as belonging.


And I do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under his command to be obedient to his orders as an officer of his grade and position. And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from me, or the future President of the United States of America, or the General or other Superior Officers set over him, according to the rules and discipline of War.


This commission to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the United States, for the time being, and for the period of the existing emergency, under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved May eighteen, nineteen hundred and seventeen.


Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen, and in the one-hundred and forty-third year of the Independence of the United States


The Adjutant Generals office


B. R. Coleman, Adjutant General

By the President.  B. --------

 The Assistant Secretary of War




Filed      March 16, 1923  at 11 o'clock A.M.

Clara L. Curtis Otis        Recorder.


by Hazel T. Dohser, Deputy

Number 2304  

Headquarters, Students' Army Training Corps Camp


This is to certify that Earle B. Becker of Iowa State University has successfully completed the course of instruction at the Fort Sheridan Student's Army Training Corps Camp from July 18, to September 16, 1918.




Remarks:  A. - Qualified as instructor in S. A. T. C.

  E. W. McCaskey
  Commanding Camp


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond