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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


Page: 463

Soldier's Discharge Record



Filed      Nov. 19, 1923

Fee:     None                

Reference No. Clara L. Curtis Otis                          Recorder


To all whom it may concern:

              This is to Certify, That Thomas H. Casey, #1215006 Private, 39th Company, 152d Depot Brigade, was discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of disability, at Camp Upton, New York, on the eleventh day of May, 1918, that at the time of his discharge there was erroneously issued to him a discharge certificate on Form 526, A.G.O., whereas he was entitled to receive a discharge certificate Form 525, A.G.O., indicating that he had been Honorably Discharged the service. Having surrendered said certificate so issued to him, this certificate is issued in lieu thereof, and by virtue of this certificate he is entitled to be regarded as having been Honorably Discharged the military service as of the date and place aforementioned.


Said Thomas H. Casey was born in Osborne, Clayton Co., in the State of Iowa. When enlisted he was 22 years of age. By occupation a farmer. He had grey eyes, dark brown hair, fair complexion. He was five feet and 4 1/2 inches in height.


Given under my hand at Washington, D. C., this sixteenth day of November 1923.


By authority of the Secretary of War.

-------  Burns

Adjutant General


The following is a true copy of the soldier's Enlistment Record. As shown by his original discharge certificate.


Name: Thomas H. Casey                    Grade: Private            Inducted: February 25, 1918, at Elkader Iowa. Serving his first enlistment period at date of discharge.

Prior service: None

Noncommissioned officer:  never

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: none

Knowledge of any vocation: farming

Wounds received in service: none

Physical condition at discharge: -------

Typhoid prophylaxis completed: March 14, 1918

Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed: March 14, 1918

Married or Single: Single

Character: Excellent

Remarks: Paid in full May 14, 1918 at Camp Upton, New York. Paid $60 bonus March 30, 1920


-------  Burns

Adjutant General



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond