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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Reed Mansfield Davis Filed:  December 30, 1924

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Reed Mansfield Davis

#1177294  Private First Class, 499th Aero Squadron, A. Sa. A.,  Cas. Det. 134, 163 D. B.



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. Nov. 15, 1918; Ltr A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    Reed Mansfield Davis was born in     Strawberry Point
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 7/12     years of age

and by occupation a   farmer

He had  brown  eyes,     black  hair,     dark  complexion, and was       5  feet     3 1/4   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    22n   day of     Mar.,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major  Sig. Cps.  





Name    Reed Mansfield Davis Grade   Private First Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept. 18th     1917, 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       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer and Chauffeur

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     October 31, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  October 31, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: Service honest and faithful. No absence under W. D. G. O. 45/14. No A. W. O. L. of record. Entitled to travel pay to Elkader, Iowa. Entitled to wear blue service chevron. Entitled to sixty ($60.00) dollars in addition to all other amounts due him as provided in Sec. 1406 of Revenue Act of 1918, approved Feb 24, 1919, 499th Aero Sqdn. Mar. 6/18 date of discharge. Served in France. Left U. S. Oct. 21/18. Arrived U. S. Mar. 6/19.



  (Signature of Soldier) Reed M. Davis
       William M. Johnson
       Captain Infantry
    Commanding  Cas. Det. 134, 163rd D. B.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond