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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  George F. Downey Filed:  July 16, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky        County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     George F. Downey

#2849152 Pvt. 1st cl. Casual Det. #759 Demo. Group. Last assigned Co. G, 360th 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. 15,1918; Letter A. G. O. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    George F. Downey was born in     Elkport
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 6/2     years of age

and by occupation a   Teacher

He had  Blue  eyes,   Light  hair,     Ruddy  complexion, and was       5  feet   7 3/4   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    14th   day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major  Signal Corps U. S. A.  





Name    George F. Downey Grade   Private 1st cl.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   April 26    1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not qualified

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. St. Mihiel offensive, Leuse Argonne offensive

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Teacher

Wounds received in service     None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

(Triple) Typhoid prophylaxis completed     May 16, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  May 16, 1918  

Married or Single    single

Character   Excellent

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

              Entitled to travel pay.

              Left U. S. June 14th, 1918. Arrived U. S. June 7th, 1919


  (Signature of Soldier) George F. Downey
    L. A. Roby
    2nd Lt. Inf.
    Commanding  Det. #759




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond