Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Naval Discharge



Filed      Sept. 16, 1921

Clara L. Curtis Otis            Recorder.

Reference No. Fee:     -----





              This is to Certify, That No. 1407, Elmer Knudtson (1029140) a Ships Fitter Second Class has this date been discharged from the U. S. S. Naval Training Station Great Lakes, Ill, and from the U. S. Naval Services by reason of Approved Medical Survey Held March 14th, 19 at U. S. N. Hospital, New York.  (enter Expiration of enlistment; physical disability; special order of the Navy Department (under age); order Bureau of Navigation (date) or other reason, giving same in detail.) Id not recommended for reenlistment.    Rating best qualified to fill none.


Dated this 23rd day of July, 1919,  at  Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill.

Character of discharge    Good

(Inter in red ink, "good" inapptitude or "undesirable")

    A. H. Burtie U. S. N.  
    Commandant By direction  

Commanding U. S. S. Naval Training Station


Great Lakes, Ill.



Medical Survey in line of duty.


Scale of Marks:   0, Bad; 1, Indifferent; 2, Fair; 2.5, Passing; 3, Good; 3.5, Very Good; 4.0, Excellent.
Name: Elmer Knudtson Rate:  As---enlisted Enrolled: Dec. 22nd, 1917
at  Des Moines   for   4 years Previous naval service:   years; Previous Naval Reserve Service:


Served apprenticeship Gun Captain certificate:
Certificate graduation P. O. School: Seaman Gunner: Trade:
Citizenship, Rating held during enrollment:   AsSwght--SF2c
Proficiency: Special qualifications: seamanship-ordnance-signaling:
Marksmanship, small arms: Sobriety Obedience
Average standing for term of enlistment    
  W. H. Burtie, U. S. N.  

By direction of Commandant and Executive Officer



(To be made after careful examination at date of discharge).

Where born: St. Olaf, Iowa Date: Jan. 21,  1889 Age: 30 years  7 months
Height: 5 feet, 2 1/2 inches Weight:   150 lbs. Eyes: Blue 12    Hair: brown
Complexion: ruddy      
Personal characteristics, marks, etc.: soar 1/2" right cheek, R.E. right abdomen, Post, P.V. scar 1" D. left arm, scar 1" base left thumb.
Percentage of time on sick list during enrollment, 148/576
Is not physically qualified for reenlistment.

Signature Medical Officer:

J. K. Gordon,    Lieutenant  
  Medical Officer, U. S. Navy  
I hereby certify that the above named Elmer Knudtson has been paid One Hundred Thirty one dollars Seventy cents $131.70 in full to date. Jul. 13, 1919
  B. P. Shadburne  
  Ensign, Pay Corps  


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond