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Soldier's Discharge Record



Filed      February 24th, 1942  at 2:05 P. M.

Majorie Downie Lenth                       Recorder.

Reference No.  


Discharge from Draft.


To all whom it may concern:

              This is to Certify, that Elmer E. Benson, #3224204 a  recruit, Co. K, 352nd, Infantry N. A.  is hereby assigned to 163rd Depot Brigade, is hereby DISCHARGED from the military service of the United States by reason of Physical deficiency as per Form #2,  dated. May 31, 1918, giving reason for discharge, Hermia, left Inguihal, existed prior to enlistment; return to Local Board for re-classification, Group "B".

          Said Elmer was inducted into the service from the jurisdiction of the Local Board for Clayton County, Elkader, Iowa, on the 27th day, of May, 1918.

         While this certificate discharges the person named herein from his present obligation to serve in the Army, it does not operate as a permanent bar to his subsequent entrance into the military service. Under Section 5 of the Act of May 18, 1917, all registered persons remain subject to the draft unless exempted or excused as in that Act provided. Therefore, this discharge does not exempt the holder from obedience to the process of Exemption Boards.

                              Given at Camp Dodge, Iowa, this 12th day of Sept. 1918.

  By Command of Brigadier General Beach:

Ralph S. Doud

Capt. Inf. R-C
Asst. Div. Agjutant

Camp Dodge, Iowa

Jun 11 1918

Paid in Full $20.92


Major Quartermaster, U. S. R.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond