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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Willie H. Bergen

#3224266  Private    Casual Det. 746  Dem. Group. Last Assigned



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, 1918 & Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30-18


Said    Willie H. Bergen was born in    Clayton County
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    25 10/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Carpenter

He had  blue  eyes,     light  hair,     light  complexion, and was       5   feet     3 1/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    14th   day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

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


  Des Moines, Ia., issued on this discharge one
  Bronze Victory Button




Name    Willie H. Bergen Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 27     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     1st     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not Qualified

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. Defensive Sector Center Sector, Haute Alsace France Oct 12 Nov. 4, 18

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Carpenter

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [Triple] June 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  June 15, 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. for foreign service Aug. 16, 1918. Arrived in U. S. June 1 --1919.

Forward     Oct. 27 1920

Transportation Furnished

Approved by K. W. Thom

Union Station

for Victory Medal with Defensive Sector

June 14, 1919

K. W. Thom

Des Moines, Iowa

1st Lieut. 11th M.G. Bn

A. F. H.

Asst. Recruiting Officer




  (Signature of Soldier) Willie H. Bergen
      June 14 1919   Capt. Inf.
Paid in Full including Bonus $87.10   Commanding 
      A. A. Padmore    
Capt. Quartermaster, U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this     16tH    day of June      , 19 41  

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond