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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Elmer Fred Bente Filed:  April 7th, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Elmer Fred Bente

#4550541  Private  F. A. R. T. Unassigned



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. 14th, 1918;



Said    Elmer Fred Bente was born in     Elader, Iowa
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    20     years of age

and by occupation a  Farmer

He had  brown  eyes,  brown  hair,  medium  complexion, and was     five  feet   10 1/2   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Zachary Taylor

This    7th   day of     December,    one thousand nine hundred and     eighteen.

    Silas Williams,  
    Major  F. A. U. S. A.  





Name    Elmer Fred Bente Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   October 17th     1918, at  Lincoln, Nebraska
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   None

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     None

Horsemanship     None

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          November 2nd, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    November 2nd, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:  Honorable discharged on account of termination of emergency.


  (Signature of Soldier) Elmer Fred Bente
       Robert G. Bloomer
       1st Lt. F. A.  U. S. A.
    Commanding  19th Batry.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond