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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Adolph Benson Filed:  June 17, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Adolph Benson

#2703720  Sergeant Casual Det. #772, Dem. Group. Last assg'd #88 Div. Show Det.



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. Nov. 15, 18 Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30, 18


Said    Adolph Benson was born in     Elkader
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 4/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,     Light  hair,     Ruddy  complexion, and was       5  feet     9  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Ia.

This    15   day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major  Signal Corps, U. S. A.  





Name    Adolph Benson Grade   Sergeant
Enlisted, or Inducted,   June 25,     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     1st     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Aptd. Corporal October, 1, 1918. Sergeant Nov 2, 1918.

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not qualifed

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     July 13, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed (Triple  July 13, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. No absence under G. O. 31 or  45-1914.

              Entitled to travel pay.

              Left U. S. August 164, 1918.

              Returned May 31, 1919


  (Signature of Soldier) Adolph Benson
        G. E. Jameson
        Capt. Inf.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. 772

   Demob Group.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond