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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Harold J. Downey Filed:  Sept. 1,, 1920

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Harold J. Downey

#3367719 Sgt. 1st Cl Motor Transport Corps unassigned. Last assigned Service Park Unit #329.



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     For the convenience of the Govt.  Per Par.  44 S. O. 77, Hq. Camp Grant, Ill. Mar. 18, 1918


Said    Harold J. Downey was born in     Elkader
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    24       years of age

and by occupation a   Bookkeeper

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

      Given under my hand at    Camp Grant, Ill.

This    twenty fourth   day of     March,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    James A. Walrath  
    Major  Inf. U. S. A.  





Name    Harold J. Downey Grade   Sgt. 1st Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 8     1918, at  La Crosse, Wis.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   Sergeant 1st Class Feb. 8, 1919.

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not qualified

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       None.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Bookkeeper

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     July 26, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  July 26, 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.

              Service honest and faithful.

              This soldier entitled to travel pay.


  (Signature of Soldier) Harold J. Downey
        Harold Anderson
        1st Lieut., Inf.,  U. S. A.
    Commanding  6th Co. 161st D. B.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond