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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  George Butikofer Filed:  April 15, 1920

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     George Butikofer

(#4818068)  Pvt. Co. E. 88th Inf.  Casual from Det. of Patients Base Hosp. Camp Dodge, Ia.



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     T4th Ind. L. C. R. H. of Camp Dodge, Ia. Dec 28-18 manic--depressive psychosis disability 2/4 existed prior to enlistment not in line of duty.


Said    George Butikofer was born in       Elgin
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22      years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Brown  eyes,     Brown  hair,     Ruddy   complexion, and was   5  feet    8 1/2   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    2   day of    January,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Frank E. Burch  
    Major  Medical Corps.  





Name    George Butikofer (4818068) Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept. 4     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not rated

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Disability 2/4 per Form 17 A GO

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Sept. 30-18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Sept. 30-18  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Good

Remarks:  Entitled to travel pay.

                  Not recommended for reenlistment.


  (Signature of Soldier) Geo. Butikofer
        M. M. Morris
        2nd Lt. Sanitary Cors U. S. A.
    Commanding    Detachment of Patients, U. S. A.
                    Base Hospital, Camp Dodge, Iowa


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond