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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Ben F. Kleinlein Filed: January 2, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Ben F. Kleinlein

#4006356  Private  Casual Det. #1260  Demob. Group. Last assigned to Co. E. 9th 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. 11/15/18,  Letter A. G. A. 11/30/18


Said    Ben F. Kleinlein was born in    Strawberry Point
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    21 1/2     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,  Dark  hair,   Fair  complexion, and was       5   feet   8  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

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

    Louis Causler  
    Maj. Signal Corps. U. S. A.  





Name    Ben F. Kleinlein 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   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not rated

Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. Meuse Argonne Nov. 1 to 11 1916. March to Germany from Nov. 17 to Dec 16 1918 Army of occupation from Dec. 16 1918 to July 5, 1919.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed   [triple]   Aug. 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Mar. 20, 1919  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  or absence under G. O. 31/12 and 45/14

Entitled to travel pay to Strawberry Point, Ia.

Left U. S. Sept 15/18.   Returned Aug. 1/19


  (Signature of Soldier) Ben F. Kleinlein
    P. L. Baldwin.
    Capt. Inf. U. S. A.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond