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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Herman J. Coobs

#984520 Sergeant Casual Det. No. 1118,  Dem. Group Last Assigned (Co. "W" 2nd ... Prov. Reg. Ord. T. C.



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     W. D. Telegram Washington D. C. Jan. 18, 1919


Said    Herman J. Coobs was born in    Klemme, I
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23 3/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Horse Shoer

He had  Blue   eyes,  light  hair,     ruddy  complexion, and was       5   feet     10      inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    26th   day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    C. H. New by  
    Major Infantry, U. S. A.  

Davenport, Iowa, issued on this discharge

One Bronze Victory button, July 26, 1919




Name    Herman J. Coobs Grade   Sergeant
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Dec 15     1917, at  Camp Dodge, Iowa
Serving in     first     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Sergeant of Ord Sept 10, 1918

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not rated

Horsemanship     Not mounted


INTER-URBAN RAILWAY  Ticket from Camp Dodge to ---- Form ---. No. ---- Date issued ------

H. H. Lavine, Agent


Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions     A. E. F. Occupation of Verdun Sector 26 Sept -- 15 Oct 1918; Meuse Argonne Offensive Army Troops, 15 Oct. to 11 Nov. 1918

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation   Horse shoer and Blacksmith

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

(Triple)Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Jan. 3, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    January 3, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks:  No A. W. O. L. or absence under G. O. 31 or 45-'14 W. D.

              Entitled to travel pay to Klemme, Iowa

              Left U. S. July 9, 1918.  Arrived U. S. July 16, 1919 




(Signature of Soldier)

Herman J. Coobs
    P. D. Sheldon
    Capt. Inf. U. S. A.
    Commanding   Det. 1118

Camp Dodge, Iowa

Jul 26, 1919

Paid in full including Bonus $113.33

A.A. Padmore

Capt. Quartermaster, U.S.A.

Filed for record this 1st day of   July    1941

Marjorie Downie Lanth  Recorder

"True extract certified by me on 28 January 1921, for the purpose of obtaining Victory Medal by Mail."                                         W. L. Eichendorf, Notary Public


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond