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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Otto A. Behrens Filed:  December 30, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That    Otto A. Behrens

#4006375      Private  "208th P. W. E."



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     S. C. D. in L. D. per 4th Ind.   H.C.D. Chicago, Illinois   Nov. 17, 1919


Said    Otto A. Behrens was born in    Mederville
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    24 7/12     years of age

and by occupation a   farmer

He had  blue  eyes,     brown  hair,    fair  complexion, and was       5   feet    6 3/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    G. H. #28 Ft. Sheridan., Illinois

This    26th   day of     Nov.   , one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Daniel E. Egan,  
    Major  Medical Corps, U. S. A.  





Name    Otto A. Behrens Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 26     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       A. E. F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Poor

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Aug. 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Aug. 15, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. No absence under G. O. 31/12 or 45/14

              Entitled to travel pay to Strawberry Point, Ia.

              Entitled to $60.00 Bonus "Co. B. 163rd Inf." July 26, 1918 to Dec. 3, 1918"; 208th P.

                  W. E."  Dec. 3, 1918 to Nov 26, 1919. Served in France.

              Left U. S. Sept. 14, 1918. Returned Oct. 6, 1919



  (Signature of Soldier) Otto A. Behrens
    John Erickson
    Capt. of Infantry
    Commanding  Det. of Patients


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond