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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Joseph A. Dean Filed:  Feb. 21, 1921

      Clara L. Curtis Otis           County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Joseph A. Dean

#4006324  Private    Cas. Det. #1449,  Demob Group. Last Assigned 26th Inf.


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, & Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


Said     Joseph A. Dean was born in    North Buena Vista
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 4/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Telegrapher

He had  Brown  eyes,     Black  hair,     Dark  complexion, and was       5   feet     9 1/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    24th   day of     September,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Edw. J. Turgoor  
    Major  Infantry, U. S. A.  





Name     Joseph A. Dean Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 26     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Col. So -72 Hqs. 5th. Inf. Rep. Regt. Pvt  R. S. G. 17, 2/14/19

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not rated

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions      March on the Coblenz Bridgehead, Nov. 12, Dec 15, 1918, Occupation of Germany 12-15-18

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Telegrapher

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Aug 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Aug 15, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. No absence under G. O. 31 W. D.  1912 or W. D. 45-1914.

              Entitled to travel pay to North Buena Vista, Iowa

              Left U. S. 10/12/18. Returned 9/2/19

              Victory Button "bronze" issued.


  (Signature of Soldier) Joseph A. Dean
    H. A. Williams
    Capt. Inf.
    Commanding  C. D. 1449


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond