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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Charles L. Bowman Filed:  October 22, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Charles L. Bowman

#4006163  Mus. 3rd Cl.  Hdqrs. Co. 50th C. A. C. Cas. Det. 78, 163 D. B.



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. auth. A. G. O. Nov. 15-18, and W. D. Letter Nov. 30-18


Said    Charles L. Bowman was born in     Oterdock
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    25      years of age

and by occupation a   Shoe dealer

He had  Blue  eyes,     Brown  hair,     Dark  complexion, and was       5  feet     9 1/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    27   day of     February,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major  Sig. Cps., U. S. A.  





Name    Charles L. Bowman Grade   Mus. 3rd Class
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     None

Horsemanship     None

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. served in France

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Shoe dealer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

(Triple) Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Aug 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:   No A. W. O. L.'s    No absence under G. O. 45-1914  or  31-1912 W. D.

                Left U. S. fr France Oct. 7, 1918. Arv. in U. S. Feb. 16, 1919.

                Served in Co. E. 5th Inf. Rep. Reg. July 28-18 to Oct. 10-1918; Hdqrs. Co. 50 Art. C.A. C. Oct. 22-1918 - Feb. 15/19.

                Service: Honest & Faithful

                Entitled to travel pay.



  (Signature of Soldier) Charles L. Bowman
         Howell R. Williams
         Capt. U. S.  Inf., U. S. A.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. #78,

163 Depot Brigade.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond