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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Elmer R. Cook Filed:  March 29, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Elmer R. Cook

#3231700  Pvt. 1st class Battery "E" 339th Field Artillery.   Cas. Det. #66-163rd, Dep. Brig.



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. A. Nov. 15/18; W. D. letter Nov. 30/18


Said    Elmer R. Cook was born in     Elgin
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    24     years of age

and by occupation a   farmer

He had  blue  eyes,     red  hair,     ruddy  complexion, and was       5  feet     6 1/4   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    18th   day of     February,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Rush S. Wells  
       Colonel Cavalry U. S. A.  
       163rd Dept Brigade  

Commanding Casuals






Name    Elmer R. Cook Grade   Pvt 1st Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 29th     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     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

(Triple) Typhoid prophylaxis completed     June 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. nor absence under G. O. 45/14 and G. O. 31/12.

              Left U. S. August 24, 1918, returned February 4th, 1919

              Service honest and faithful

              Entitled to travel pay.


  (Signature of Soldier) Elmer R. Cook
Thomas M. Manchester
1st Lieutenant
    Commanding  Battery E.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond