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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Lornze H. Casten Filed:  January 4th, 1923

    Clara L. Curtis Otes  County Recorder.


To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Lornze H. Casten

#2148193 Crpl. Casual Det. #107,  Dem Group;  Last Assigned Co. "A" 339th the M.G. Bn.



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. Jan. 18, 1919, Letter A.G.A. Nov. 30-18


Said    Lornze H. Casten was born in    Postville
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23 4/12        years of age

and by occupation a   farmer

He had  Blue   eyes,  Lt. Brown  hair,     Dark  complexion, and was       6   feet     0      inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    11th   day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Louis C. Causler  
    Major Signal Corp., U. S. A.  




Name    Lornze H. Casten Grade   --
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept 18th     1917, at  Ellsader (should be Elkader), Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   Corporal March 1, 1919

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions     A.E.F. Center Sector St. Aute-Alsace

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation   Farmer

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Oct 17, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed        Oct 17, 1917     

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:  No A. W. O. L. or absence under G. O. 31, 1914 & G.O. 45, 1914

              Entitled to travel pay

              Left U. S. Aug 14, 1918.  Arrived U. S. May 29, 1919 



(Signature of Soldier)

Lornze H. Casten
    Bert Lyon
    Capt. Inf. U.S.A

Camp Dodge, Iowa

Jun 11, 1919

Paid in full including Bonus $116.00

A.A. Padmore

Capt. Quartermaster U.S.A.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond